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hatching (plural hatchings)
- A method of shading areas of a drawing or diagram with fine parallel lines.
- A group of birds, reptiles, fish, insects, etc., which emerge from their eggs at the same time.
- We got a good hatching from the Swallowtail eggs.
- The act of an egg hatching, eclosion
- Present participle of hatch.