coping

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Noun[edit]

coping (plural copings)

  1. (architecture) The top layer of a brick wall, especially one that slopes in order to throw off water.
    • 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, chapter 1, Nobody:
      Three chairs of the steamer type, all maimed, comprised the furniture of this roof-garden, with (by way of local colour) on one of the copings a row of four red clay flower-pots filled with sun-baked dust […].
  2. (psychology) The process of managing taxing circumstances, expending effort to solve personal and interpersonal problems, and seeking to master, minimize, reduce or tolerate stress or conflict.

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Verb[edit]

coping

  1. Present participle of cope.