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stoping

[ stoh-ping ]
/ ˈstoʊ pɪŋ /
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noun Geology.
a process by which magmas move upward in the earth by breaking off and engulfing blocks of overlying rocks.
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Origin of stoping

First recorded in 1770–80; stope + -ing1
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How to use stoping in a sentence

  • You can't do under'and stoping in a mine—go down on a vein, you know.

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British Dictionary definitions for stoping

stoping
/ (ˈstəʊpɪŋ) /

noun
geology the process by which country rock is broken up and engulfed by the upward movement of magmaAlso called: magmatic stoping See also stope
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