seeing

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see +‎ -ing

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seeing

  1. Present participle of see.
    • 2013 June 28, Joris Luyendijk, “Our banks are out of control”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 3, page 21: 
      Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic who still resists the idea that something drastic needs to happen for him to turn his life around.
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seeing (not comparable)

  1. Having vision; not blind.
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Noun[edit]

seeing (countable and uncountable, plural seeings)

  1. The action of the verb to see; eyesight.
    • 2004, Timothy D. J. Chappell, Reading Plato's Theaetetus (page 73)
      To such perceivings we give names like these: seeings, hearings, smellings, chillings and burnings, pleasures and pains, desires []
  2. (astronomy) The movement or distortion of a telescopic image as a result of turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Probably an elision of "seeing that" or "seeing as".

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seeing

  1. (slang) Inasmuch as; in view of the fact that.
    Seeing the boss wasn't around, we took it easy.
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