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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adit  \Ad"it\,  n.  [L.  aditus  fr  adire,  ?aitum,  to  go  to  ad  + 
  ire  to  go.] 
  1.  An  entrance  or  passage.  Specifically:  The  nearly 
  horizontal  opening  by  which  a  mine  is  entered,  or  by  which 
  water  and  ores  are  carried  away  --  called  also  {drift} 
  and  {tunnel}. 
 
  2.  Admission;  approach;  access  [R.] 
 
  Yourself  and  yours  shall  have  Free  adit.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adit 
  n  :  a  nearly  horizontal  passage  from  the  surface  into  a  mine 




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