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English adjective: shaping

1. shaping forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning

SamplesA formative influence.
A formative experience.

Synonymsformative, plastic



English noun: shaping

1. shaping (process) any process serving to define the shape of something


Broader (hypernym)physical process, process

2. shaping (act) the act of fabricating something in a particular shape


Broader (hypernym)fabrication, manufacture, manufacturing

Narrower (hyponym)filing, forging, granulation, grooving, metalwork, metalworking, rifling, turning

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