What does clearing mean?

Definitions for clearing
ˈklɪər ɪŋclear·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clearing, gladenoun

    a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area

  2. clearingnoun

    the act of freeing from suspicion

  3. clearing, clarificationnoun

    the act of removing solid particles from a liquid


  1. clearingnoun

    The act or process of making or becoming clear.

  2. clearingnoun

    An area of land within a wood or forest devoid of trees.

  3. clearingnoun

    An open space in the fog etc.

  4. clearingnoun

    A process of exchanging transaction information and authorisation through a central institution or system to complete and settle those transactions.

  5. clearingnoun

    A sequence of events used to disconnect a call, and return to the ready state.

  6. clearingnoun

    The period in which remaining university places are allocated to remaining students.

  7. clearingnoun

    The act of removing the ball from one's own goal area by kicking it.


  1. clearing

    Clearing generally refers to the process of settling a transaction after a commitment has been made. This can apply to various different sectors. In finance, it refers to the reconciliation of purchases and sales of various options, futures, or securities. In context of a landscape, it can refer to the removal of trees or other obstructions. The exact meaning can differ depending on the context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clearing

    of Clear

  2. Clearingnoun

    the act or process of making clear

  3. Clearingnoun

    a tract of land cleared of wood for cultivation

  4. Clearingnoun

    a method adopted by banks and bankers for making an exchange of checks held by each against the others, and settling differences of accounts

  5. Clearingnoun

    the gross amount of the balances adjusted in the clearing house


  1. Clearing

    In banking and finance, clearing denotes all activities from the time a commitment is made for a transaction until it is settled. Clearing of payments is necessary to turn the promise of payment into actual movement of money from one bank to another. In trading, clearing is necessary because the speed of trades is much faster than the cycle time for completing the underlying transaction. It involves the management of post-trading, pre-settlement credit exposures to ensure that trades are settled in accordance with market rules, even if a buyer or seller should become insolvent prior to settlement. Processes included in clearing are reporting/monitoring, risk margining, netting of trades to single positions, tax handling, and failure handling. Systemically Important Payment Systems are payment systems which have the characteristic that a failure of these systems could potentially endanger the operation of the whole economy. In general, these are the major payment clearing or Real Time Gross Settlement systems of individual countries, but in the case of Europe, there are certain pan-European payment systems. TARGET2 is a pan-European SIPS dealing with major inter-bank payments. STEP2, operated by the Euro Banking Association is a major pan-European clearing system for retail payments which has the potential to become a SIPS. The Federal Reserve System is a SIPS.

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Anagrams for clearing »

  1. relacing

  2. clangier

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clearing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clearing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of clearing in a Sentence

  1. Jo Rae Perkins:

    I can read all these articles. It's kind of like a clearing house. And that's what I really like about Q. That's one thing that I like, the other thing is that there are questions in the Socratic method... Go do your own research, figure it out for yourself.

  2. The General Court:

    The ECB does not have the competence necessary to impose such a requirement on central counterparties involved in the clearing of securities.

  3. Dannel Malloy:

    I am taking this commonsense step with this executive order simply because it's the right thing to do, if you can't fly without clearing government watchlists, you shouldn't be able to buy a gun.

  4. Jeremie Waterman:

    We hope the State Council's April decision ... will allow qualified foreign electronic payments firms to set up bank clearing operations in the near future - even as we are receiving reports that Chinese regulators may award new licences only to those foreign companies that partner with domestic companies.

  5. Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev:

    We won't accept elections without timely regulation of the media or timely clearing of the voter list, if there are elections on April 24 we will not take part.

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Translations for clearing

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  • клиринг, разчистване, просека, проясняване, сечищеBulgarian
  • rebuig, clarianaCatalan, Valencian
  • llannerchWelsh
  • Aufklärung, Klärung, Rodung, LichtungGerman
  • ξέφωτοGreek
  • klarigo, maldensejo, senarbejoEsperanto
  • desmonte, claro, despejeSpanish
  • metsäaukea, erottaminen, aukio, clearing, aukea, selvittäminen, aukko, selvitysFinnish
  • clairièreFrench
  • glac, blàran coilleScottish Gaelic
  • tisztásHungarian
  • compensazione, azzeramento, radura, resettaggio, spiazzo, schiarimento, ripristinoItalian
  • waerengaMāori
  • porębaPolish
  • clarificação, esclarecimento, clareamento, clareiraPortuguese
  • очистка, расчистка, клиринг, полянаRussian
  • glänta, rensningSwedish

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