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English noun: clipping

1. clipping (communication) an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine

SamplesHe searched through piles of letters and clippings.

Synonymscutting, newspaper clipping, press clipping, press cutting

Broader (hypernym)excerpt, excerption, extract, selection

2. clipping (act) cutting down to the desired size or shape

Synonymstrim, trimming

Broader (hypernym)cut, cutting, cutting off

Narrower (hyponym)pruning

3. clipping (act) the act of clipping or snipping

Synonymsclip, snip

Broader (hypernym)cut, cutting, cutting off

Narrower (hyponym)nip, pinch

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