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tooling

[ too-ling ]
/ ˈtu lɪŋ /
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noun

work done with a tool or tools; tooled ornamentation, as on wood, stone, or leather.
Machinery.
  1. a number of tools, as in a particular factory.
  2. the planning and arrangement of tools for a particular manufacturing process.

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Origin of tooling

First recorded in 1665–75; tool + -ing1
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tooling
/ (ˈtuːlɪŋ) /

noun

any decorative work done with a tool, esp a design stamped onto a book cover, piece of leatherwork, etc
the selection, provision, and setting up of tools, esp for a machining operation
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