scaffolding

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Scaffolding

Noun[edit]

scaffolding (usually uncountable, plural scaffoldings)

  1. A temporary modular system of tubes (or formerly wood) forming a framework used to support people and material in the construction or repair of buildings and other large structures.
    • 2007 December 21, The New York Times, “Museum and Gallery Listings”, in New York Times[1]:
      [] transparent scaffoldings partially draped with often hallucinatory nets of lines, gouges, hatching and cross-hatching that somehow also depict varying degrees of flesh, features and expression.
  2. (programming) Source code etc. that is incomplete and serves as a basis for further development.
  3. (figuratively) Any framework or support.

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scaffolding

  1. present participle of scaffold