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fitting

[ fit-ing ]
/ ˈfɪt ɪŋ /
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adjective

suitable or appropriate; proper or becoming.

noun

the act of a person or thing that fits.
an act or instance of trying on clothes that are being made or altered to determine proper fit.
anything provided as equipment, parts, supply, etc.
Usually fittings. furniture, fixtures, etc., as of a building or apartment.

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Origin of fitting

First recorded in 1525–35; fit1 + -ing2, -ing1

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British Dictionary definitions for fitting

fitting
/ (ˈfɪtɪŋ) /

adjective

appropriate or proper; suitable

noun

an accessory or partan electrical fitting
(plural) furnishings or accessories in a building
work carried out by a fitter
the act of trying on clothes so that they can be adjusted to fit
British size in clothes or shoesa narrow fitting

Derived forms of fitting

fittingly, adverbfittingness, noun
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