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Princeton's WordNet

  1. formation, shaping(noun)

    the act of fabricating something in a particular shape

  2. shaping, defining(noun)

    any process serving to define the shape of something

  3. formative, shaping, plastic(adj)

    forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning

    "a formative influence"; "a formative experience"; "the plastic forces of nature"

Wiktionary

  1. shaping(Noun)

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

  2. shaping(Noun)

    The action of the verb to shape.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shaping

    of Shape

Editors Contribution

  1. shaping

    Verb form of the word shape.

    Shaping metal is called metalwork.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 23, 2020  

Anagrams for shaping »

  1. pashing

  2. phasing

How to pronounce shaping?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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. Tai Hui:

    We are shaping up for a bumpy ride in the summer as the Greek crisis means a risk-on, risk-off approach is seen in the markets, investors are likely going to move towards a more conservative positioning in their portfolios.

  2. Chief Executive John Rynd:

    2015 is shaping up to be a very challenging year for our industry in general and our company in particular.

  3. Steve King:

    It's shaping up in a way, I think, that it's going to need a little help to get to a conclusion, there's an equation that has shifted here in the last 30 days.

  4. Beauton Gilbow:

    I'm so sorry. I've devoted the last 15 years to taking care of these boys and really to shaping their morals. Now it's all for naught.

  5. Jonny Kim:

    I'd say that the events that unfolded on August 2nd 2006 and days afterwards where we lost much better warriors than I, much braver and selfless, that those were much more formative in shaping what I do and will do for the rest of my life. And the actions of that day, we lost 2 really good men. I don't even know where to start. One of my good friends one of our good friends Ryan Job was hit in the face, and I learned a lot that day. Well, I think we all did.

Images & Illustrations of shaping

  1. shapingshapingshapingshapingshaping

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