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'shaping'

Overview of noun shaping
1. shaping, defining -- (any process serving to define the shape of something)

2. formation, shaping -- (the act of fabricating something in a particular shape)


Overview of verb shape
1. determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate -- (shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion")

2. shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge -- (make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword")

3. shape, form -- (give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character")


Overview of adj shaping

from tagged texts)

1. formative, shaping, plastic -- (forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning; "a formative influence"; "a formative experience")



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