supporting

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Adjective[edit]

supporting ‎(comparative more supporting, superlative most supporting)

  1. That supports.

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Verb[edit]

supporting

  1. present participle of support

Noun[edit]

supporting ‎(plural supportings)

  1. That which supports something else; a support.
    • 1847, Walter Henry Medhurst, A Dissertation on the Theology of the Chinese (page 252)
      But supposing that heaven had a Lord, then all included in its overspreadings and supportings, throughout the myriad of states, and within the four seas, would invariably be under the government of Heaven's Lord []
    • 1913, Proceedings of the Lake Superior Mining Institute
      [] the pumps could he installed at once on the completion of the pump-house supportings.