shaping

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Noun[edit]

shaping (plural shapings)

  1. The action of the verb to shape.
    • 1996, Mike Michael, Constructing Identities: The Social, the Nonhuman and Change
      In contrast to the (to be sure, productive) shapings and constrainings of human identities in the sociotechnical network, here we have an expansion of identity.
  2. (psychology) A method of positive reinforcement of behaviour patterns in operant conditioning.

Verb[edit]

shaping

  1. Present participle of shape.

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