Definition of Pacing

1. Noun. (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played.

Exact synonyms: Tempo
Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Musical Time
Specialized synonyms: Accelerando, Allegretto, Allegro, Andante, Meno Mosso, Rubato



2. Noun. Walking with slow regular strides.
Generic synonyms: Gait
Derivative terms: Pace

Definition of Pacing

1. Verb. (present participle of pace) ¹

2. Noun. The act of moving in paces, or their arrangement or timing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pacing

1. pace [v] - See also: pace

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pacing

pacificists
pacifick
pacified
pacifier
pacifiers
pacifies
pacifism
pacifisms
pacifist
pacifist(a)
pacifistic
pacifistically
pacifists
pacify
pacifying
pacing (current term)
pacing catheter
pacings
pacinian
pacinian corpuscles
pacinitis
pacis
pack
pack-rat
pack-rats
pack-up
pack-up kit
pack-up kits
pack a punch
pack animal

Literary usage of Pacing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"It was found, too, that it was a very easy matter to change the gait of most horses from trotting to pacing, especially with the use of hobbles or hopples, ..."

2. A Treatise on Mine-surveying by Bennett Hooper Brough, Harry Dean (1920)
"A line may be measured by pacing, with tolerable accuracy. ... This may be done by pacing a distance of to 300 yards repeatedly, until the same number of ..."

3. Tactics by William Balck (1915)
"pacing (employed in Russia, France, and Austria) gives inaccurate results. ... Therefore it would seem that pacing is only practicable at short ranges when ..."

4. Practical Fluency: Classroom Perspectives, Grades K-6by Max Brand, Gayle Brand by Max Brand, Gayle Brand (2006)
"Students that are having difficulty understanding the idea of fluency and pacing learn how we use fluent reading and pacing as a means to monitor our ..."

5. Judging Live Stock by John Alexander Craig (1901)
"THE pacing STANDARD. When an animal meets these requirements and is duly registered, ... The progeny of a registered standard pacing horse and a registered ..."

6. The Horse of America in His Derivation, History and Development by John Hankins Wallace (1897)
"Early trotting and pacing races—Strains of blood in the first known trotters ... It is historically true that pacing races were a common amusement among the ..."

7. Handbook for Field Geologists by Charles Willard Hayes (1909)
"pacing. Every field geologist should be able to measure distances by pacing ... The accuracy is increased by making the pacing step slightly longer than the ..."

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