shaping

Definitions of shaping
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n the act of fabricating something in a particular shape

Synonyms:
formation
Types:
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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

n any process serving to define the shape of something

Synonyms:
defining
Type of:
physical process, process
a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

adj 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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