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clearing

[ kleer-ing ]
/ ˈklɪər ɪŋ /
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noun

the act of a person or thing that clears; the process of becoming clear.
a tract of land, as in a forest, that contains no trees or bushes.
the reciprocal exchange between banks of checks and drafts, and the settlement of the differences.
clearings, the total of claims settled at a clearinghouse.

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Origin of clearing

First recorded in 1350–1400, clearing is from the Middle English word clering.See clear, -ing1
un·clear·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for clearing

clearing
/ (ˈklɪərɪŋ) /

noun

an area with few or no trees or shrubs in wooded or overgrown land
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