Definition of coping
: the covering course of a wall usually with a sloping top
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These early life events can increase the risk of substance use, which is often used as a coping mechanism.
Patients play, and clinics get information about which coping mechanisms seem to work best for each person.
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Definition of coping for English Language Learners
architecture : the top layer of a brick or stone wall that is usually higher on one end than the other to allow rain to be carried off easily
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