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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈɹaʊndɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: round‧ing


rounding (comparative more rounding, superlative most rounding)

  1. Round or nearly round; becoming round; roundish.
    • 1851 November 14, Herman Melville, “Knights and Squires”, in Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, 1st American edition, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers; London: Richard Bentley, OCLC 57395299, page 131:
      Tashtego's long, lean, sable hair, his high cheek bones, and black rounding eyes— [] all this sufficiently proclaimed him an inheritor of the unvitiated blood of those proud warrior hunters, who, in quest of the great New England moose, had scoured, bow in hand, the aboriginal forests of the main.



rounding (countable and uncountable, plural roundings)

  1. The act by which a numerical value is rounded.
  2. The numerical value obtained by this process.
  3. The act of making anything round, as the lips in pronouncing some vowels.
  4. A rounded surface; a curve.
    • 1860, Journal of the Society of Arts (volume 8, page 292)
      In the early Egyptian works, the relief was low, the surface flat, and but little if any attempt was made to show the roundings of the human figure, or to exhibit the inflexion of the human form.
  5. In bookbinding, the shaping of the folded and sewed sheets into a convex form at the back.

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  1. present participle of round