What does shaping mean?

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shap·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shaping, definingnoun

    any process serving to define the shape of something

  2. formation, shapingadjective

    the act of fabricating something in a particular shape

  3. formative, shaping, plasticadjective

    forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning

    "a formative influence"; "a formative experience"

Wiktionary

  1. shapingnoun

    A method of positive reinforcement of behaviour patterns in operant conditioning.

  2. shapingnoun

    The action of the verb to shape.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shaping

    of Shape

Editors Contribution

  1. shapingverb

    Verb form of the word shape.

    Shaping metal is called metalwork.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 23, 2020  

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  1. pashing

  2. phasing

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shaping in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shaping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of shaping in a Sentence

  1. Antony Blinken:

    We see our alliances not as burdens but as a way to get help from others in shaping a world that reflects our interests and our values.

  2. De Neve:

    People tend to spend the majority of their lives working, so it is important to understand the role that employment and unemployment play in shaping happiness, the research reveals that happiness differs considerably across employment status, job type, and industry sectors.

  3. Cory Booker:

    Were spiraling towards a debate stage that potentially- were still fighting to get onit, but could have six people with no diversity whatsoever, the way this is shaping up, especially with the rules of the DNC, it is preferencing millionaires and billionaires and a lot of other things that dont ever translate into viabilityin Iowa.

  4. Paul Dergarabedian:

    2023 is shaping up to be a much stronger year overall for theaters around the world, and having US films more in the mix in China is great for studios, the filmmakers, theater owners and of course the fans.

  5. Robert Schott:

    A lot of it is shaping with your hands, i do wear comfortable gloves with heavy-duty rubber gloves over them. That’s really key, staying dry.

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