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From lock +‎ -ing.


locking (plural lockings)

  1. gerund of lock: the act by which something is locked.
    • 1862, [William] Wilkie Collins, chapter II, in No Name. [], volume III, London: Sampson Low, Son, & Co., [], →OCLC, 7th scene (St. Crux-in-the-Marsh), pages 254–255:
      She had heard him, more than once, lock something up in one of the rooms—come out, and go into another room—wait there a few minutes—then return to the first room, with his keys in hand—and sharply turn the locks, and turn them again. [] [I]t was just as probable that these comings and goings, these lockings and unlockings, might be attributable to the existence of some private responsibility, which had unexpectedly intruded itself into the old man's easy existence, and which tormented him with a sense of oppression, new to the experience of his later years.
  2. (computing) The use of a lock or a mutex to restrict access to a part of the code to at most one process.

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  1. present participle and gerund of lock