See also: Gaming

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gaming

  1. present participle and gerund of game

Noun

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gaming (countable and uncountable, plural gamings)

  1. The playing of a game or games.
    • 1678, Robert Barclay, An Apology for the True Christian Divinity:
      [] the unprofitable plays, frivolous recreations, sportings, and gamings which are invented to pass away the precious time, and divert the mind from the witness of God []
    • 2013 June 28, Tom Vanderbilt, “The lose-lose logic of the machine zone”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 3, page 29:
      The US gaming industry, in a pamphlet called Demystifying Slot Machines […], argues that "slot manufacturers need to build devices for a society with a decreasing attention span and an increasing demand for exciting, fast-paced entertainment, all in a marketplace overflowing with competing entertainment options".
    1. Ellipsis of videogaming.
    2. Synonym of gambling
  2. Careful, strategic use of rules to achieve one's purposes, as one would use the rules of a game.

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Cebuano

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gamay +‎ -ing

Pronunciation

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  • Hyphenation: ga‧ming

Verb

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gaming

  1. to shrink in size or quantity

Adjective

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gaming

  1. small, little

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Borrowed from English gaming

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gaming m (uncountable)

  1. gaming (video gaming)