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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmeɪkɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪkɪŋ
  • Hyphenation: mak‧ing

Etymology 1

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

Noun

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making (countable and uncountable, 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 2

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From make +‎ -ing.

Verb

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making

  1. present participle and gerund 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.