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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 don't think my carpentry runs to making a window.
        • He travelled in advance of his master, making the necessary arrangements.
        • She's good enough at fixing vacuum cleaners that she should hang out her shingle and try making some money at it.
      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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          1. en makings
          2. en making it
          3. en making-of
          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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