shaping

Definitions of shaping
  1. noun
    the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    synonyms: formation
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    filing
    the act of using a file (as in shaping or smoothing an object)
    forging
    shaping metal by heating and hammering
    metalwork, metalworking
    the activity of making things out of metal in a skillful manner
    granulation
    the act of forming something into granules or grains
    grooving, rifling
    the cutting of spiral grooves on the inside of the barrel of a firearm
    turning
    the activity of shaping something on a lathe
    type of:
    fabrication, manufacture, manufacturing
    the act of making something (a product) from raw materials
  2. noun
    any process serving to define the shape of something
    synonyms: defining
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    physical process, process
    a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
  3. adjective
    forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning
    synonyms: formative, plastic
    constructive
    constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development
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