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.

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. Mayor Craig Sanderson:

    We are working to arrange emergency shelter at the National Park, in buses, and at other locations, we are working with the County Emergency Management team, Arizona Department of Transportation, (Arizona Public Service) and the National Park Service with a priority on clearing roads.

  2. Kiki Taufik of Greenpeace Indonesia:

    We have learned from weak enforcement of the moratorium on clearing primary forests and peatland that (such a ban) lacks teeth ... and must take the form of a binding presidential regulation.

  3. London Metal Exchange:

    Through this base of operations in Asia, ICE plans to offer further global and regional products while expanding its network of exchanges and clearing houses.

  4. Michael McCaul:

    ( The Taliban) are not clearing the airplanes to depart. They've sat at the airport for the last couple of days, we know the reason why is because The Taliban want something in exchange. This is really Chris, turning into a hostage situation where they're not going to allow American citizens leave until they get full recognition from the United States of America.

  5. Patrick Pearson:

    We don't follow the suggestion that we should simply accept higher client numbers (margins) in America and lower client numbers in Europe, if we don't solve this margin question, one clearing house in Europe is already saying I have to relocate to the United States.

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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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    any of a class of organic compounds containing the cyano radical -CN
    • A. germ
    • B. abandon
    • C. nitrile
    • D. hypernym

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