clipping

noun
clip·​ping | \ ˈkli-piŋ How to pronounce clipping (audio) \

Definition of clipping

: something that is clipped off or out of something else grass clippings especially : an item clipped from a publication

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Many screams, including Russcol’s, again failed to trigger an alarm — indicating that clipping had not made a significant difference in our results. Jack Gillum, ProPublica, "Aggression Detectors: The Unproven, Invasive Surveillance Technology Schools Are Using to Monitor Students," 25 June 2019 Many screams, including Russcol’s, again failed to trigger an alarm—indicating that clipping had not made a significant difference in our results. Klint Finley, WIRED, "A Device to Detect 'Aggression' in Schools Often Misfires," 25 June 2019 There were flyers for 1980s nightclubs where one man found a social community, and newspaper clippings about being a lesbian police officer and parent in the 1990s. Jennifer Peltz, Twin Cities, "Stories of Stonewall: How the LGBTQ rebellion left a legacy," 24 June 2019 Harvard, after receiving news clippings about the case, called it an unforgivable omission that the student had not disclosed the crime and the punishment in her application. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "What leads Harvard to rescind admission? Racism, plagiarism – and killing your mom.," 18 June 2019 Harvard, after receiving news clippings about the case, called it an unforgivable omission that the student had not disclosed the crime and the punishment in her application. BostonGlobe.com, "What leads Harvard to rescind admission?," 18 June 2019 Same with the arrest of a Florida man who had confessed to child molestation and collected newspaper clippings about Angie’s murder. Antonia Noori Farzan, The Denver Post, "Missouri 9-year-old’s murder went unsolved for 25 years; killer may have been hiding in plain sight before being arrested in Colorado," 6 June 2019 The space is relatively bare-bones, bar one feature wall plastered with colorful Indian news clippings. Ali Francis, Vogue, "7 Long Island City Restaurants You Should Try Before, Well, Amazon," 20 Nov. 2018 Hair clippings, excess chemicals, foil strips, and food containers are sent to Green Circle Salons, to be re-purposed or recycled. Kirk Sides, Houston Chronicle, "League City salon's eco-friendly business makes people and Earth beautiful," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of clipping

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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clipping

noun

English Language Learners Definition of clipping

chiefly US : something (such as an article or a picture) that has been cut out of a newspaper or magazine
: a small piece that has been cut off of something

clipping

noun
clip·​ping | \ ˈkli-piŋ How to pronounce clipping (audio) \

Kids Definition of clipping

: something cut out or off grass clippings a magazine clipping

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