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borrowing

/ˈbɑroʊɪŋ/

/ˈbɑrəʊɪŋ/

Other forms: borrowings

Definitions of borrowing
  1. noun
    obtaining funds from a lender
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    types:
    pawn
    borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan
    type of:
    dealing, dealings, transaction
    the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)
  2. noun
    the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source
    “the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent”
    synonyms: adoption
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    types:
    naturalisation, naturalization
    changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology
    misappropriation
    wrongful borrowing
    crossover
    the appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience
    type of:
    appropriation
    a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner
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