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minecraft

[ mahyn-kraft, ‐krahft ]
/ ˈmaɪnˌkræft, ‐ˌkrɑft /
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noun

a type of warship for sweeping mines at sea.

Trademark.

(initial capital letter) the proprietary name of a sandbox video game with construction, crafting, exploration, and combat mechanics, available on many game platforms.

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Origin of minecraft

1925–30; for def. 1, mine2 (in the sense “an underwater explosive”) + craft; for def. 2, mine2 (in the sense “to dig, extract ore”) + craft; coined in 2009 by Markus Persson , Swedish video game programmer and designer of the game.
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