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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English making, from Old English macung (making), equivalent to make +‎ -ing. Cognate with Dutch making (making), Old High German machunga.

NounEdit

making (plural makings)

  1. The act of forming, causing, or constituting; workmanship; construction.
  2. Process of growth or development.
    As a child he didn’t seem like a genius in the making.

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Etymology 2Edit

From make +‎ -ing.

VerbEdit

making

  1. present participle of make
    • 1981, Earliest Usenet use via Google Groups - fa.human-nets, 10 May 1981 09:16-EDT, Robert Elton Maas
      Soon (30 years?) we'll be making complete DNA and life in reverse, growing food that only reversed creatures cn[sic] eat.