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Princeton's WordNet

  1. denudation, stripping, uncovering, baring, huskingnoun

    the removal of covering

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stripping

    of Strip

  2. Strippingnoun

    the act of one who strips

  3. Strippingnoun

    the last milk drawn from a cow at a milking


  1. Stripping

    Stripping is a dying trade in which film negatives for printed pages are arranged to create printing plates. Negatives may be set up in a pattern to allow a printing press to print 4, 8, 16 or 32 pages at a time, front and back, which are then folded to produce a brochure or book with the correct pagination or a variety of smaller printed products of various sizes may be arranged on a single larger press sheet to be cut down after printing into individual job components, such as business or post cards, folding boxes or hang tags. For color processes, an individual black and white, "screened" negative is used to represent each color in a four-colour process to be printed on a printing press. A screened negative has varying sizes of dots arranged in a particular pattern to represented greater of lesser density of image. Typically, a 150 dots-per-inch screen is used to create each printing negative, though this will varying depending on the application, where a magazine may use 200 line screens and a newspaper may use 120 to 133 line screen. The screen is rotated at successively varied angles to ensure that the dots do not print exactly on top of one another. Each negative must be precisely aligned and secured by tape to a light-blocking paper or plastic mask. The painstaking alignment of the negatives requires a stripper to use high-magnification eye piece while viewing the work on top of a light table to achieve exact positioning. Once secured, the area of the mask through which light must pass is removed with an Exacto knife or razor blade. The completed mask with opened exposure windows is then placed atop a photo-sensitive printing plate, which both plate and mask with stripped negatives fixed by register pins, and then vacuum-sealed in a framed enclosure under glass and exposed to very bright light, allowing the rays to pass through the negatives and expose the printing plate's surface. The plate is then developed and the unexposed areas are washed away, leaving behind cured emulsion that will hold the ink on press. A single etched plate is necessary for each color to be printed.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Stripping

    The removal of electroplating from an object. It may be effected in several ways. An object whose plating is to be removed is placed in a plating bath of the solution of the metal with which it is coated. It is connected as the anode to the positive plate of the battery or corresponding terminal of the generator. A kathode connected to the other terminal being placed in the bath, the coating is dissolved by electrolytic action. Sometimes simple treatment with acid is employed. Different stripping baths are described under the heads of the different metals.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. stripping

    An inconvenient fault of many lead-coated projectiles--the throwing off portions of their coating on discharge from the gun.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stripping in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stripping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of stripping in a Sentence

  1. Xavier Becerra:

    The Texas lawsuit is based on a dubious legal claim with the sole goal of stripping Americans of their healthcare, in California, millions of people receive quality, affordable healthcare under the ACA, many for the first time.

  2. Tom McPhail:

    Behind the scenes, they have been methodically stripping away the layers of paperwork and uncovering evidence of how the sales were made, it appears likely that some providers are going to be called to account for the way they have treated their customers, which could in turn pave the way for compensation for mis-sold annuity investors.

  3. Orin Snyder:

    That is false, there were no upfront payments promised for joining the lawsuit. The only payments were triggered by IAC/Match retaliating against plaintiffs by stripping away their hard-earned equity.

  4. John Feinstein:

    They are stripping the heart out of it.

  5. Steve Rosenthal:

    Until we address earnings stripping and the transfer of intangible rights abroad, we're always going to have this incentive for foreign companies to combine with U.S. companies and strip the U.S. corporate tax base.

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    pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
    • A. abduct
    • B. efface
    • C. render
    • D. transpire

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