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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shearing(noun)

    removing by cutting off or clipping


  1. shearing(Noun)

    The clipping of fleece from a sheep.

  2. shearing(Adjective)

    Describing something (such as a shearing force) that tends to cut or tear.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shearing

    of Shear

  2. Shearing(noun)

    the act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine, as the wool from sheep, or the nap from cloth

  3. Shearing(noun)

    the product of the act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine; as, the whole shearing of a flock; the shearings from cloth

  4. Shearing(noun)

    same as Shearling

  5. Shearing(noun)

    the act or operation of reaping

  6. Shearing(noun)

    the act or operation of dividing with shears; as, the shearing of metal plates

  7. Shearing(noun)

    the process of preparing shear steel; tilting

  8. Shearing(noun)

    the process of making a vertical side cutting in working into a face of coal


  1. Shearing

    Shearing in continuum mechanics refers to the occurrence of a shear strain, which is a deformation of a material substance in which parallel internal surfaces slide past one another. It is induced by a shear stress in the material. Shear strain is distinguished from volumetric strain, the change in a material's volume in response to stress. Often, the verb shearing refers more specifically to a mechanical process that causes a plastic shear strain in a material, rather than causing a merely elastic one. A plastic shear strain is a continuous deformation that is irreversible, such that the material does not recover its original shape. It occurs when the material is yielding. The process of shearing a material may induce a volumetric strain along with the shear strain. In soil mechanics, the volumetric strain associated with shearing is known as Reynolds' dilation if it increases the volume, or compaction if it decreases the volume. The shear center is an imaginary point on a section, where a shear force can be applied without inducing any torsion. In general, the shear center is not the centroid. For cross-sectional areas having one axis of symmetry, the shear center is located on the axis of symmetry. For those having two axes of symmetry, the shear center lies on the centroid of the cross-section.

Anagrams for shearing »

  1. hearsing

  2. hearings

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shearing in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shearing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of shearing in a Sentence

  1. Richard Baxter:

    He is not drowning His sheep when He washeth them, nor killing them when He is shearing them. But by this He showeth that they are His own and the newshorn sheep do most visibly bear His name or mark, when it is almost worn out and scarce discernible on them that have the longest fleece.

  2. Jason Verstak:

    Plush carpets are created by cutting the loops and then shearing the tips of the fibers, pile reversal shading is when there appears to be a color difference in the carpet when you walk or vacuum over it. For that reason, plush carpet is generally best used in the master bedroom or other quiet spaces in the home.

  3. Henry David Thoreau:

    If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.

  4. Neil Shearing:

    The weakness in the global economy that we anticipate over 2019-20 is due primarily to country-specific factors that we believe will cause each of the world's major economic regions to slow, so while a deal between the Neil Shearing and China on trade would clearly be good news, we won't be rushing to change our forecasts.

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