fir·​ing | \ ˈfī-riŋ How to pronounce firing (audio) , ˈfī-ər-iŋ \

Definition of firing

1 : the act or process of one that fires
2 : the process of maturing ceramic products by the application of heat

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Examples of firing in a Sentence

found a flaw in the gun's firing
Recent Examples on the Web Visitors could learn, often in painstaking detail, about each advancement in loading systems, ammunition cartridges and firing mechanisms. Brian L. Ott, The Conversation, 23 June 2022 Cost is $241 per non-member and $219.40 per ACE member, plus a $10 firing fee. Hartford Courant, 22 June 2022 Despite the calls for Arredondo's firing, no public action has been made. CBS News, 21 June 2022 During the Super Bowl, Senate candidate Jim Lamon of Arizona ran an ad that was styled to look like an old western movie and starred himself as a gun-twirling sheriff firing at a sheepish actor dressed to resemble Joe Biden. Bill Donahue, Washington Post, 20 June 2022 The association appointed a committee of university professors from outside schools who had no prior involvement in the case to investigate the firing. oregonlive, 17 June 2022 This month's unusually public firing of TV content chief Peter Rice stunned Hollywood insiders, aghast by what seemed a graceless breach of industry etiquette, and spooked Disney shareholders who knocked the stock down nearly 4%. Nicole Gull Mcelroy, Fortune, 16 June 2022 Rodell has attributed her firing to her public calls for more conservative management of the fund. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, 16 June 2022 The board of the Commerce Corporation met in public for about 45 minutes to discuss the potential deal, debating its merits and firing questions at the developer, then met behind closed doors for twice as long. Brian Amaral,, 14 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of firing

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 Jun 2022

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“Firing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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