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Dictionary Definition

clearing

Noun

1 a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area [syn: glade]
2 the act of freeing from suspicion
3 the act of removing solid particles from a liquid [syn: clarification]

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Pronunciation

Verb form

clearing
  1. present participle of clear

Noun

  1. The act or process of making or becoming clear.
  2. An area of land within a wood or forest devoid of trees.
  3. An open space in the fog etc.
  4. The process of exchanging cheques etc between banks, and the settlement of the net differences.
  5. A sequence of events used to disconnect a call, and return to the ready state.

Translations

The act or process of making or becoming clear
An area of land within a wood or forest devoid of trees
An open space in the fog etc
The process of exchanging cheques etc between banks
A sequence of events used to disconnect a call, and return to the ready state

Extensive Definition

Clearing is the act of making or becoming clear. It may also mean:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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