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adit


noun

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

noun

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

“entrance,” c.1600, from Latin aditus “approach, entrance, a going to or drawing near,” from past participle stem of adire “to approach,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + ire “to go,” from PIE root *ei- “to go” (see ion).

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