adit

[ ad-it ]
/ ˈæd ɪt /

noun

an entrance or a passage.
Also called entry. Mining. a nearly horizontal passage leading into a mine.
an approach or access.

Origin of adit

1595–1605; < Latin aditus an approach, equivalent to ad- ad- + -i- (stem of īre to go) + -tus suffix of v. action
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adit

/ (ˈædɪt) /

noun

an almost horizontal shaft into a mine, for access or drainage

Word Origin for adit

C17: from Latin aditus an approach, from adīre, from ad- towards + īre to go
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