[ suhb-ing ]
/ ˈsʌb ɪŋ /

noun Photography.

the act or process of applying a substratum.
the material used for a substratum.

Origin of subbing

Definition for subbing (2 of 2)

[ suhb ]
/ sʌb /


verb (used without object), subbed, sub·bing.

to act as a substitute for another.

verb (used with object), subbed, sub·bing.

Photography. to coat (a film or plate) with a substratum.

Origin of sub

by shortening of words prefixed with sub-

regional variation note for sub Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for subbing

/ (sʌb) /


short for several words beginning with sub-See subaltern, subeditor, submarine, subordinate, subscription, substandard, substitute, substratum (def. 6)
British informal an advance payment of wages or salaryFormal term: subsistence allowance

verb subs, subbing or subbed

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