making

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English making, from Old English macung (making), equivalent to make +‎ -ing. Cognate with Dutch making (making), Old High German machunga.

Noun[edit]

making (plural makings)

  1. Process of growth or development.
    As a child he didn’t seem like a genius in the making.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From make +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

making

  1. Present participle of make.
    Soon (30 years?) we'll be making complete DNA and life in reverse, growing food that only reversed creatures cn eat. - Earliest Usenet use via Google Groups - fa.human-nets, 10 May 1981 09:16-EDT, Robert Elton Maas

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