What does netting mean?

Definitions for netting
ˈnɛt ɪŋnet·ting

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gauze, netting, veilingnoun

    a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave

  2. nettingnoun

    creating nets


  1. nettingnoun

    Something that acts as, or looks like, a net.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Nettingnoun

    A reticulated piece of work.


  1. netting

    In law, set-off or netting are legal techniques applied between persons or businesses with mutual rights and liabilities, replacing gross positions with net positions. It permits the rights to be used to discharge the liabilities where cross claims exist between a plaintiff and a respondent, the result being that the gross claims of mutual debt produce a single net claim. The net claim is known as a net position. In other words, a set-off is the right of a debtor to balance mutual debts with a creditor. Any balance remaining due either of the parties is still owed, but the mutual debts have been set off. The power of net positions lies in reducing credit exposure, and also offers regulatory capital requirement and settlement advantages, which contribute to market stability.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Netting

    of Net

  2. Netting

    of Net

  3. Nettingnoun

    the act or process of making nets or network, or of forming meshes, as for fancywork, fishing nets, etc

  4. Nettingnoun

    a piece of network; any fabric, made of cords, threads, wires, or the like, crossing one another with open spaces between

  5. Nettingnoun

    a network of ropes used for various purposes, as for holding the hammocks when not in use, also for stowing sails, and for hoisting from the gunwale to the rigging to hinder an enemy from boarding

  6. Nettingnoun


  7. Etymology: [From Net, n.]


  1. Netting

    In general, netting means to allow a positive value and a negative value to set-off and partially or entirely cancel each other out. In the context of credit risk, there are at least three specific types of netting: ⁕Close-out netting: In the counterparty bankruptcy or any other relevant event of default specified in the relevant agreement if accelerated, all transactions or all of a given type are netted at market value or, if otherwise specified in the contract or if it is not possible to obtain a market value, at an amount equal to the loss suffered by the non-defaulting party in replacing the relevant contract. The alternative would allow the liquidator to choose which contracts to enforce and which not to. There are international jurisdictions where the enforceability of netting in bankruptcy has not been legally tested. ⁕Netting by novation: The legal obligations of the parties to make required payments under one or more series of related transactions are canceled and a new obligation to make only the net payments is created. ⁕Settlement or payment netting: For cash settled trades, this can be applied either bilaterally or multilaterally and on related or unrelated transactions.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. netting

    Network of rope or small line for the purpose of securing hammocks, sails, &c.--Boarding netting. A stout netting formerly extended fore and aft from the gunwale to a proper height up the rigging. Its use was to prevent an enemy from jumping on board.--Splinter netting. Is stretched from the main-mast aft to the mizen-mast, in a horizontal position, about 12 feet above the quarter-deck. It secures those engaged there from injury by the fall of any objects from the mast-heads during an action: "And has saved the lives of many men Who have fallen from aloft."

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Netting is ranked #139228 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Netting surname appeared 120 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Netting.

    94.1% or 113 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of netting in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of netting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of netting in a Sentence

  1. Major League Baseball:

    Clubs have significantly expanded netting and their inventory of protected seats in recent years. With last night's event in mind, we will continue our efforts on this important issue.

  2. Andy Zlotnick:

    I used to say what's it going to take -- a fan to die before major league owners and the commissioner finally do something ? what will compel them to... extend the netting down the line ? Well, of course, last year a fan died and they said nothing and, up until now, they've done nothing and now this poor little girl got hurt.

  3. Brian Fujimoto:

    And if you look at the poly netting and ropes that you’re finding, they’re all very inexpensive stuff.

  4. Commissioner Rob Manfred:

    Major League Baseball prides Major League Baseball on providing fans in our ballparks with unparalleled proximity and access to our players and the game taking place on the field, at the same time, it is important that fans have the option to sit behind protective netting or in other areas of the ballpark where foul balls and bats( that slip out of players' hands or shatter) are less likely to enter.

  5. Justin Maki:

    The hardware teams suspect that this is another piece of Dacron netting, based on the observed 2x2 mm2 grid mesh pattern, they noted that this particular piece of netting appears to have undergone significant unraveling/shredding, suggesting that it was subjected to strong forces.

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