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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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