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  1. Looming

    of Loom

  2. Looming(noun)

    the indistinct and magnified appearance of objects seen in particular states of the atmosphere. See Mirage


  1. Looming

    Looming is a term found in the study of perception, as it relates directly to Psychology. Looming refers to the rapid expansion in the size of any given image. As the image becomes increasingly large on the perceiver's retina, i.e., when an object looms, there is an automatic physiological response to perceive the object as an approaching object or surface, instead of one that is stationary or receding.The type of mirage described as looming, in which distant objects appear much nearer than they actually are, is explained in the same way as the image of the ship, except that the image is not inverted; the density variations may also act as a magnifying glass.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of looming in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of looming in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of looming in a Sentence

  1. Candice Elder:

    CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP This closure has been looming for a long time, but now they finally set the date and, of course, no one is ever fully prepared for this no matter how much time you give someone.

  2. Richard Fairbank:

    Obviously, the economy is something of a wild card, perhaps the consumer economy is doing okay, but there is a depression in the energy economy and it feels like there is a general malaise if not a recession looming in the industrial and manufacturing economies.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    Barbara Bush is behind me—the looming figure that all children have—and she's about ready to whack me across the head if I try to be something I'm not.

  4. Jared Dearing:

    I have clerks that might have one or two staff members, and they are not digitally native. These are people who have been working on analog systems their entire career, and we're asking them to participate in what is national security, we're now also asking them to take part in the defense against foreign state actors. The cliff that is looming before us is we are failing to fund them appropriately for critical infrastructure in their own offices.

  5. Barack Obama:

    A lot of what drives bad race relations is scarcity in the working-class populations, we have all of these looming questions with globalization and downsizing. These are underlying structural problems.

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