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honing

[ hoh-ning ]
/ ˈhoʊ nɪŋ /
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noun
the act or process of sharpening something on a hone or whetstone: The precision alignment of the cutting machine’s knife is not affected by the honing of the sharp edge.
the act or process of improving or perfecting a skill, program, idea, etc.: In the third and fourth years the emphasis is on advanced training, with further honing of skills and attainment of competency.
adjective
serving to sharpen or perfect: It is always a honing experience for us to come here and answer your questions—we leave a little sharper than we were before.
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Origin of honing

hone1 + -ing1 for the noun senses; hone1 + -ing2 for the adjective sense
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