(Brit) mining by excavating from the surface Also called (esp US) strip mining, (Austral. and NZ) open-cut mining
noun, Chemistry. 1. a series of atoms linked in a chain not joined together at its ends, and so represented in its structural formula. noun 1. a chain of atoms in a molecule that is not joined at its ends into the form of a ring open chain An arrangement of atoms of the same […]
- Open chain compound
open chain compound n. See acyclic compound.
- Open cheque
noun 1. an uncrossed cheque that can be cashed at the drawee bank
- Open chest massage
open chest massage n. Cardiac massage in which the heart is compressed with the hand inside the thoracic cavity.