Definition of Scraping

1. Noun. (usually plural) a fragment scraped off of something and collected. "They collected blood scrapings for analysis"

Language type: Plural, Plural Form
Generic synonyms: Fragment

2. Noun. A harsh noise made by scraping. "The scrape of violin bows distracted her"
Exact synonyms: Scrape, Scratch, Scratching
Generic synonyms: Noise
Derivative terms: Scratchy

3. Noun. A deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility). "All that bowing and scraping did not impress him"
Exact synonyms: Scrape
Generic synonyms: Bow, Bowing, Obeisance
Derivative terms: Scrape, Scrape

Definition of Scraping

1. n. The act of scraping; the act or process of making even, or reducing to the proper form, by means of a scraper.

2. a. Resembling the act of, or the effect produced by, one who, or that which, scrapes; as, a scraping noise; a scraping miser.

Definition of Scraping

1. Verb. (present participle of scrape) ¹

2. Noun. What has been removed when something has been scraped. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scraping

1. something scraped off [n -S]

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Literary usage of Scraping

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1. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1906)
"The first sample in each case was obtained by carefully scraping the ... The errors introduced by including the coloured surface in a scraping sample are ..."

2. Ancient and Modern Engineering and the Isthmian Canal by William Hubert Burr (1902)
"scraping of Filters.—More or less solid inert as well as organic matter ... In scraping the filter it is impossible to remove less than .25 or .5 inch of ..."

3. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1884)
"scraping, or erosion, and scarification are the two surgical methods which have ... This serious objection was met by Volkmann's process of free scraping or ..."

4. Sessional Papers by Ontario Legislative Assembly (1906)
"Racher, scraping roads 8 75 Ed. Fox, scraping roads 6 00 Israel ... Davidson, scraping 1 75 Dec. —Cement Works for sewer pipe 22 09 Joseph Bordeau, ..."

5. Water Purification Plants and Their Operation by Milton Frederick Stein (1920)
"scraping the Filters. In the lower left corner of Fig. ... as it would appear with the roof removed, undergoing the process of cleaning by scraping. ..."

6. Water Purification Plants and Their Operation by Milton Frederick Stein (1915)
"scraping the Filters. In the lower left corner of Fig. 4 a filter is shown, ... with the roof removed, undergoing the process of cleaning by scraping. ..."

7. Report of the Annual Meeting (1870)
"On the Hydraulic Internal scraping of ike Torquay Water-main. ... suggested that it would be possible to force a suitably constructed scraping implement, ..."

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