What does tearing mean?

Definitions for tearing
tear·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lacrimation, lachrymation, tearing, watering(adj)

    shedding tears

  2. fierce, tearing, vehement, violent, trigger-happy(adj)

    marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid

    "fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"

Wiktionary

  1. tearing(Noun)

    The act by which something is torn; a laceration.

  2. tearing(Noun)

    Distortion of an animated display when the contents of the framebuffer are rendered while it contains portions of two or more frames.

  3. tearing(Noun)

    continuous shedding of tears; epiphora

  4. tearing(Adjective)

    very hasty

    a tearing hurry

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tearing

    of Tear

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  1. Tearing

    Tearing is the act of breaking apart a material by force, without the aid of a cutting tool. A tear in a piece of paper, fabric, or some other similar object may be the result of the intentional effort with one's bare hands, or be accidental. Unlike a cut, which is generally on a straight or patterned line controlled by a tool such as scissors, a tear is generally uneven and, for the most part, unplanned. An exception is a tear along a perforated line, as found on a roll of toilet paper or paper towels, which has been previously partially cut, so the effort of tearing will probably produce a straight line. Materials vary in their susceptibility to tearing. Some materials may be quite resistant to tearing when they are in their full form, but when a small cut or tear is made, the material becomes compromised, and the effort needed to continue tearing along that line becomes less. Materials can be characterized by standard methods to measure their 'tear strength'. There are several applicable standards which vary around the world. The variables which affect the tear strength can be summarized neatly by the quote: "The value of tear strength obtained depends on the shape of the test piece, speed of stretching and temperature of test."

Anagrams for tearing »

  1. Angrite

  2. Tangier

How to pronounce tearing?

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How to say tearing in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tearing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tearing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of tearing in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!

  2. Bill Clinton:

    We don't need to make America great again -- America has never stopped being great, but we do need to make America whole again. Instead of building walls, we need to be tearing down barriers. We need to show by everything we do that we really are in this together.

  3. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    I very much hope that the steps which the Ukrainian leadership is taking, provoking the tearing away of Donbass will end, ...that Kiev's policy will change toward establishing dialogue with Donbass in order to work out the agreements that will allow all Ukrainians from all the regions to live in Ukraine with equality and respect.

  4. Van Pelt:

    This is exactly what the boys always depend on -- that we'll be divided and tearing each other down, and when we're divided instead of fighting the patriarchy, we lose ground.

  5. Derrick Keeny:

    I put hooks in the fish, and when I put hooks in the fish, it started tearing line off the reel.

Images & Illustrations of tearing

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