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shap·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shaping, definingnoun

    any process serving to define the shape of something

    Synonyms:
    defining, formation

    Antonyms:
    destructive

  2. formation, shapingadjective

    the act of fabricating something in a particular shape

    Synonyms:
    establishment, formation, constitution, organization, geological formation, organisation, defining

    Antonyms:
    destructive

  3. formative, shaping, plasticadjective

    forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning

    "a formative influence"; "a formative experience"

    Synonyms:
    moldable, fictile, pliant, plastic, formative

    Antonyms:
    destructive

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  1. List of paraphrases for "shaping":

    modeling, shape, forming, modeler, structuring, formulation

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How to use shaping in a sentence?

  1. Jeb Bush:

    I don't view this debating as a question of winning and losing. It's a cumulative effect of shaping peoples' opinion about who you are, that matters over the long haul.

  2. Paul Trusten:

    I'm so anxious to get a hold of Mr. Chafee's campaign. I would think that they would have called us first -- we have more information on the metric system than anybody in one place, we'd be delighted to help Mr. Chafee with shaping his metric plan.

  3. Suzanne Nossel:

    Parents and community members play an important role in shaping what students learn in school but this goes far beyond organic expressions of concern or the normal give-and-take between parents and educators in a healthy school environment, these groups have made it their mission to undermine educators, sabotage students' freedom to read and stoke divisive battles that distract from teaching and learning.

  4. Stacy Cunningham:

    It looks like it's shaping up to be a very strong second half of the year.

  5. Scott Pace:

    It's not just our machines or our people that we send into space. It's our values. It's who we are. It's things like rule of law, democracy, human rights, and a free market economy i see Artemis and our human expansion into space as a projection of our American values. It's about diplomatically shaping this new domain that we depend on.


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