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borrowing

[ bor-oh-ing, bawr- ]
/ ˈbɒr oʊ ɪŋ, ˈbɔr- /
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noun

the act of one who borrows.
the process by which something, as a word or custom, is adopted or absorbed.
the result of such a process; something borrowed, as a foreign word or phrase or a custom.

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Origin of borrowing

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at borrow, -ing1
non·bor·row·ing, adjectivepre·bor·row·ing, nounun·bor·row·ing, adjective
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