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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɔfəɹɪŋ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɒfəɹɪŋ/
- (Canada, cot–caught merger) IPA(key): /ˈɑfəɹɪŋ/
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- present participle of
- 2013 June 21, Oliver Burkeman, “The tao of tech”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 27:
- The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about […], or offering services that let you "stay up to date with what your friends are doing", […] and so on. But the real way to build a successful online business is to be better than your rivals at undermining people's control of their own attention.
offering (plural offerings)
- The act by which something is offered.
- That which has been offered; a sacrifice.
- An oblation or presentation made as a religious act.
- 1995, Dudbridge, Glen, Religious Experience and Lay Society in T'ang China: a reading of Tai Fu's Kuang-i chi, Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, LCCN 94-46149, OCLC 1051653716, pages 69-70:
- In many ways an ancient well-established situation is in Place: a dead military hero has reappeared as a ghost bringing trouble and even death to the officials who come to administer the Hsiang-chou prefecture at An-yang; they build a temple in his honour and make him regular offerings of bloody food; he then protects and supports the administrators who are responsible.
- A contribution given at a religious service.
- Something put forth, bid, proffered or tendered, such as for sale
- 1996, Caryn Franklin, Franklin on fashion:
- In recent seasons fetishwear has found its way onto the catwalk, with vinyl, PVC and lycra featuring among the most unlikely designer offerings.
act of offering
that which has been offered; a sacrifice
oblation or presentation made as a religious act
contribution given at a religious service