• noun a large hole in the ground, e.g. for burying or planting something
  • noun an area of land from which minerals, especially coal, are removed, and the buildings associated with the activity.
  • On an optical disc, such as a CD or DVD, an indented portion, as opposed to a non-indented portion which is called land (2). The laser beam is reflected off the lands, while being scattered or absorbed by the pits.
  • A small cavity or depression on a surface or material. Such a pit may be unwanted, as in a damaged surface, or desired, as is the case of a pit (1).

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