[ stoh-ping ]
/ ˈstoʊ pɪŋ /
a process by which magmas move upward in the earth by breaking off and engulfing blocks of overlying rocks.
Words nearby stoping
Definition for stoping (2 of 2)
[ stohp ]
/ stoʊp /
any excavation made in a mine, especially from a steeply inclined vein, to remove the ore that has been rendered accessible by the shafts and drifts.
verb (used with or without object), stoped, stop·ing.
to mine or work by stopes.
Origin of stope
1740–50; apparently < Low German stope; see stoop2
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British Dictionary definitions for stoping (1 of 2)
/ (ˈstəʊpɪŋ) /
geology the process by which country rock is broken up and engulfed by the upward movement of magmaAlso called: magmatic stoping See also stope
British Dictionary definitions for stoping (2 of 2)
/ (stəʊp) /
a steplike excavation made in a mine to extract ore
to mine (ore, etc) by cutting stopes
Word Origin for stope
C18: probably from Low German stope; see stoop ²
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