warping

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English warpynge; equivalent to warp +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

warping

  1. present participle of warp

Noun[edit]

warping (plural warpings)

  1. An action or motion that warps or twists.
    • 1973, Oliver Sacks, Awakenings
      Such inertia-less states stand in absolute contrast (and complementarity) to the positive disorders of Parkinsonism, with their intense inertia and resistance to change, their violent warpings of space and field []
  2. (geology) the deformation of the Earth's crust over a large area
  3. The art or occupation of preparing warp or webs for the weaver.
    • 1822, Alexander Peddie, The Linen Manufacturer, Weaver, and Warper's Assistant:
      In the more rude state of the art of Weaving , it was the uniform practice in warping, to fix pins in two upright posts at a certain distance from each other, and a number of small pins upon the posts about nine inches distant from each pin
  4. The practice of flooding agricultural land with turbid river water to add sediment to the soil.

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

warping

  1. Alternative form of werpynge