Definition of Shaping

1. Noun. Any process serving to define the shape of something.

Exact synonyms: Defining
Generic synonyms: Physical Process, Process
Derivative terms: Define, Shape



2. Adjective. Forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning. "A formative experience"
Exact synonyms: Formative, Plastic
Similar to: Constructive
Derivative terms: Form

3. Noun. The act of fabricating something in a particular shape.
Exact synonyms: Formation
Generic synonyms: Fabrication, Manufacture, Manufacturing
Specialized synonyms: Filing, Forging, Metalwork, Metalworking, Granulation, Grooving, Rifling, Turning
Derivative terms: Form, Form, Shape

Definition of Shaping

1. Noun. (psychology) A method of positive reinforcement of behaviour patterns in operant conditioning. ¹

2. Noun. The action of the verb '''to shape'''. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of shape) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shaping

1. shape [v] - See also: shape

Medical Definition of Shaping

1. In operant conditioning, when the operant response is not in the organism's repertoire, a procedure in which the experimenter breaks down the response into those parts which appear most frequently, begins reinforcing them, and then slowly and successively withholds the reinforcer until more and more of the operant is emitted. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shaping

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shapen
shaper
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shapeshifter
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shapewear
shaping (current term)
shaping machine
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shapka
shapkas
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shaponos
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shar-pei
sharab

Literary usage of Shaping

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1. The Origin of the Earth by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin (1916)
"The juvenile shaping of the earth may be said to have begun as soon as ... They wrought together toward the earth's final shaping into the litho- sphere, ..."

2. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1892)
"Planing, shaping, and Milling Machines.—A plate-edge planin? machine of ... The Niles shaping machine is of the travelling-head type, that i» to say, ..."

3. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1892)
"A New Welding and Tube-shaping Process. — A new process for welding and for shaping tubes, devised by Mr. JH Beving- ton, lias recently been described. ..."

4. The Manufacture of Explosives: A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the by Oscar Guttmann (1895)
"(d) shaping THE SLABS. If the gun-cotton slabs are to be used singly—for instance, as cartridges for military engineers or miners—no shaping of them is as a ..."

5. The World's Parliament of Religions: An Illustrated and Popular Story of the by John Henry Barrows (1893)
"There are in my country three leading powers which are shaping the future religion of France: Roman Catholicism, Protestantism and Philosophy. ..."

6. The World's Parliament of Religions: An Illustrated and Popular Story of the by John Henry Barrows (1893)
"There are in my country thres leading powers which are shaping the future religion of France : Roman Catholicism, Protestantism and Philosophy. ..."

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