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  1. Looming

    of Loom

  2. Loomingnoun

    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. Graham Tyler:

    We do not forecast any sustained price recovery above $10 per mmBtu with over a 100 million tonnes per annum of new LNG expected to be operational by 2020, this looming supply glut will create an environment where coal versus gas competition in Asia is a real possibility.

  2. The Heathrow Pause group:

    This is a symbolic action, using a legal loophole and participants' self-sacrifice to draw attention to the most serious and urgent crisis humanity has ever faced, the government's inaction on climate change, and the looming catastrophe of airport expansion, gives us no choice and compels us to act.

  3. Riek Machar:

    There is danger that is looming that could wreck this peace agreement now.

  4. Benigno Aquino on Friday:

    Uncertainty and the specter of a dictatorship are looming over our country once again.

  5. Francis Collins:

    This is a good moment for people to stop and ask themselves,' What can I do to try to be sure that we limit the further infections that otherwise seem to be looming in front of us as cold weather is kicking in and people are indoors, and those curves are going upward, in the wrong direction ?'.

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    pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    • A. handsome
    • B. noninvasive
    • C. frantic
    • D. abrupt

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