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From cap +‎ -ing.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkapɪŋ/
  • (file)



  1. present participle of cap


capping (countable and uncountable, plural cappings)

  1. The act of removing one's hat as a token of respect.
  2. (geology) the leached upper part of a body or rock that still contains disseminated sulphide mineral deposit.
  3. The process of covering a borehole in order to seal an oil well.
  4. The selling of a security etc. close to an expiry date.
  5. (mathematics) The conversion of a polyhedron into a stellated polyhedron by raising a pyramid on each face.
  6. (slang, from, African-American Vernacular) Lying or exaggerating.
  7. (Internet slang) The recording of a television broadcast to one's computer.
  8. (Internet slang) The method of capitalizing every other word in social media titling and tagging to improve readability over unmixed case. Example: #CAPPINGimprovesREADABILITY.

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