anchoring

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From anchor +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

anchoring (countable and uncountable, plural anchorings)

  1. The act or means by which something is anchored or made firm.
    • 2012, Professor Christian Hermansen Cordua, Manifestoes and Transformations in the Early Modernist City, page 161:
      Stripped of its temporal anchorings, what remains of Geddes's thinking was its inactual or anachronic idealism, which often isolated him from his contemporaries []
  2. (psychology) The tendency of people to place subsequently refined answers to a given question close to the initially estimated answer, giving unduly weight to the initial answer, such as adjusting the initial estimate of "20%" to "30%" when "90%" would be more appropriate.

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Verb[edit]

anchoring

  1. present participle of anchor