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Definition of capping

: something that caps

Examples of capping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Furthermore, without frequency capping, consumers may get the same messages again and again. Kenneth Suh, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 The capping of viral messenger RNAs is required to circumvent triggering the innate immune response. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021 This year’s VMAs will have a major career-capping award: As previously reported, MTV is launching the VMAs inaugural global icon award, which the show brought over from the EMAs -- the MTV European Music Awards. Paul Grein, Billboard, 9 Sep. 2021 There’s also a fare-capping feature, so passengers will not have to pay more than $6 per day or $72 per month; or $3 per day and $23 per month in the case of seniors, youths, or those with disabilities. San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Aug. 2021 Fare capping is a concept that some cities have approved to help low-income riders save without having to buy weekly or monthly passes, which typically carry discounts per ride but tend to be too expensive for people living paycheck to paycheck. Washington Post, 28 May 2021 As workloads became related to commercial opportunities with usage spikes, this pricing model drove IT to manage usage to avoid the peak R4HA consumption and charges, a practice known as capping. Patrick Moorhead, Forbes, 4 May 2021 Along with capping capacity at Jordan-Hare Stadium to 40 percent, everyone who attends A-Day will be required to wear a mask when entering and exiting the stadium, as well as in public spaces, such as concourses, restrooms and concessions lines. Tom Green |, al, 14 Apr. 2021 The independent market monitor has recommended capping prices for ancillary services prices at $9,000 megawatts per hour. James Barragán, Dallas News, 12 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of capping

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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8 Oct 2021

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“Capping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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