pinning

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Verb[edit]

pinning

  1. present participle of pin

Noun[edit]

pinning (plural pinnings)

  1. A ceremony in which a pin badge is given.
    • 2003, James A. Schnell, Case Studies in Culture and Communication: A Group Perspective
      There were a variety of informal traditional activities that occurred in recognition of events such as birthdays, pinnings (when a member gave his fraternity pin to his girlfriend to acknowledge preengagement), and engagements.
  2. (physics) The establishment of a definite quantum state to a particle, or of an occupation number to a system of particles

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