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EN[ˈmeɪkɪŋ] [-eɪkɪŋ]
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    Definition of making in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmakingsSUF-ing
    1. The act of forming, causing, or constituting; workmanship; construction.
      1. Process of growth or development.
        1. As a child he didn’t seem like a genius in the making.
    2. Verb
      1. present participle of make.
        1. Soon (30 years?) we'll be making complete DNA and life in reverse, growing food that only reversed creatures cn eat. - Earliest Usenet use via Google Groups - fa.human-nets, 10 May 1981 09:16-EDT, Robert Elton Maas
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • I haven't put down roots in this town yet, 'cause I've got trouble making friends here.
        • I better go pour oil on those troubled waters the children are making over there.
        • Overoptimizing the source code of a computer program may yield insignificant performance gains while making it difficult to read and maintain.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • To screen out the houses, Mr. Darke and Ms. Zoehrer have planted cedars and katsura trees, sweetshrub and shadbush, and turned their gaze inward, to the garden of their own making.
        • Again, if we use an adequate code system, with the help of modern information technology, we can derive from our anagraphical registers a lot of information useful for improving our decision making.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ing
        • Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Verb forms
              • Participles
                • Present participles
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          1. en makings
          2. en making-of
          3. en making do
          4. en making to
          5. fr making-of
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of making for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "making" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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