fudging

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

fudging

  1. present participle of fudge

Noun[edit]

fudging (countable and uncountable, plural fudgings)

  1. The act of something being fudged, altered so as to hide a flaw or uncertainty.
    • 1984, Journal for the History of Astronomy (volume 15, issues 6-7, page 46)
      And what of the falsifications, the fudgings and fabrications of observations? Hartner has found evidence that fudging was common enough, in a time when there was as yet no theory of error, no rules for the consistent use of significant figures, []