mount·​ing | \ ˈmau̇n-tiŋ How to pronounce mounting (audio) \

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Examples of mounting in a Sentence

a mounting for an engine a mounting for a diamond
Recent Examples on the Web But in many places, including lower-income areas in the US, schools remain shuttered, and research says, quite emphatically, that the closures are taking a mounting and potentially catastrophic toll on student well-being. Rahul Rao, Popular Science, "Masks, well-ventilated classrooms, and other precautions are key to reopening schools," 4 Mar. 2021 There’s very real—and mounting—concern among public health experts that the wave could overwhelm a healthcare system that’s already pressing against its limits. Rahul Rao, Popular Science, "COVID-19 variants continue to threaten our ability to end the pandemic," 15 Mar. 2021 Impeachment pressure mounting, the House worked swiftly Monday to try to oust President Trump from office, pushing the Vice President Pence and the Cabinet to act first in an extraordinary effort to remove Trump in the final days of his presidency. Kevin Paul Dupont,, "With losses expected to top a billion dollars, NHL gets ready to drop the puck," 11 Jan. 2021 Impeachment pressure mounting, the House worked swiftly Monday to try to oust President Donald Trump from office, pushing the vice president and Cabinet to act first in an extraordinary effort to remove Trump in the final days of his presidency. Anchorage Daily News, "House moves forward on impeachment as GOP blocks call to remove Trump under 25th Amendment," 11 Jan. 2021 This facilitates quick mounting and dismounting from the stand while delivering a fast charge from your MagSafe charger. Corey Gaskin, Ars Technica, "The best accessories and MagSafe gear for your new iPhone 12," 29 Dec. 2020 This membership includes unlimited help by phone, online (24/7) or in-store, as well as in-home services for $49.99 each time, such as TV mounting and Wi-Fi setup (with all compatible services listed at Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "The 3 best ways to score tech support on your holiday gifts," 27 Dec. 2020 And circumstances could change at any moment, with coronavirus cases across the continent mounting and the league set to play games outside of a bubble for the first time during the pandemic. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, "Todd McLellan expecting the unexpected in his second season with Kings," 11 Dec. 2020 Its modest 42mm objective lens allows for low-profile mounting, and the ample dimensions of its 30mm tube give it the versatility to mount on a wide variety of rifles, including bolt guns with magnum actions. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, "Outdoor Life Editors’ Holiday Gift Guide," 20 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of mounting

circa 1618, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mounting was circa 1618

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25 Apr 2021

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“Mounting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mounting

: something on which something else is or can be attached


mount·​ing | \ ˈmau̇n-tiŋ How to pronounce mounting (audio) \

Kids Definition of mounting

: a frame or support that holds something a mounting for an engine

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