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  1. present participle of address


addressing (usually uncountable, plural addressings)

  1. A process of putting a person's name and address on an item of mail
  2. (computing) Any of several methods of locating and accessing information within storage
  3. (linguistics) A mode, manner, or form of direct one's speech to an audience.
    • 2010, R. S. Perinbanayagam, Discursive acts: language, signs, and selves, page 118:
      Just as a social inferior should not adopt a domineering structure of words and addressings, so a social superior must manage to inject just the right degree of condescension into his or her locutions


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