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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
        • “Anthea hasn't a notion in her head but to vamp a lot of silly mugwumps. She's set her heart on that tennis bloke [ …] whom the papers are making such a fuss about.”
        • The project has the makings of success: a strong leader, a committed workforce, and a workable plan.
        • Fortunately for the noncampers, half of the hotel rooms overlook the seaside stage, making attendance almost automatic, and very convenient in bad weather.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • 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.
        • 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.
    • 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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          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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