clipping

[ klip-ing ]
/ ˈklɪp ɪŋ /

noun

the act of a person or thing that clips.
a piece clipped off or out, especially an article, advertisement, etc., clipped from a newspaper or magazine.

adjective

serving or tending to clip.
Informal. swift: a clipping pace.

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Origin of clipping

1300–50; Middle English. See clip1, -ing2, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM clipping

clip·ping·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for clipping

clipping
/ (ˈklɪpɪŋ) /

noun

something cut out or trimmed off, esp an article from a newspaper; cutting
the distortion of an audio or visual signal in which the tops of peaks with a high amplitude are cut off, caused by, for example, overloading of amplifier circuits

adjective

(prenominal) informal fasta clipping pace
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