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- The act by which something is clipped (in any sense).
- (countable) A piece of something removed by clipping.
- (countable) An article clipped from a newspaper.
- Synonym: cutting
- 2011 November 19, James Bishop Jr., “Grand Canyon mystery runs deep”, in The Arizona Republic:
- When a 90-year-old yellowed clipping appeared one day at my feet, an implausible new mystery entered my life.
- (countable, linguistics) A short form (of a word) created by removing syllables.
- Synonym: short form
- The word "ad" is a clipping of "advertisement".
- (uncountable, signal processing) The process of cutting off a signal level that rises above a certain maximum level.
- (uncountable, computer graphics) The use of a mask to hide part of an object or image.
- (uncountable, American football, Canadian football) Falling, rolling, or throwing one's body on the back of an opponent's legs after approaching from behind.
- (linguistics): apheresis (initial clipping); syncope (medial clipping); apocope (final clipping), acronymy (another type of shortening)
action of the verb "to clip"
piece of something removed by clipping
article clipped from a newspaper
- Wiktionary's coverage of clippings by language
- (short form of a word): metaplasm, aphaeresis, procope, syncope, apocope
clipping (not comparable)
- (UK, slang, obsolete) Excellent; very good.
- 1880, Richard Mounteney Jephson, A Pink Wedding, volume 1, page 124:
- A Yankee fellow told a clipping good story.
- 1887, Fores's Sporting Notes & Sketches, page 270:
- Rather! a clipping good run!