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see·​ing ˈsē-iŋ How to pronounce seeing (audio)
: inasmuch as
often used with as or that


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: the quality of the images of celestial bodies observed telescopically

Examples of seeing in a Sentence

Conjunction seeing as we're already running late, there's no reason to waste any more time
Recent Examples on the Web
Despite difficulty hearing and seeing, Mrs. Jara sat through days of testimony in 2016 watching witnesses describe the atrocities Barrientos Núñez allegedly committed. Michael Rosenwald, Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2023 Expect firsthand accounts from museum employees, and be wary of the faux-marble swirls in the columns, where visitors have reported seeing faces. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2023 The news was unexpected to some seeing as Braxton recently celebrated Robinson’s birthday by gifting him a billboard in New York City. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 2 Oct. 2023 So the act of seeing, ole, being an internal activity, had to be eole. Anvita Abbi, Scientific American, 16 May 2023 The first is on the cover, which is time stamped A/W 2023, which seems a bit ironic seeing that for the most part the clothing in the magazine was pulled from personal wardrobes and thus largely out of time—and out of (commercial) circulation. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 22 Sep. 2023 The Conjuring Universe is most frequently about faith, seeing and vision, both physically and psychically. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2023 To properly care for the towels, the brand recommends washing them separately in cold water and then tumble drying them on a low heat seeing. Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 5 Sep. 2023 Deciding this seeing without using eyes would be a capital way to make a fortune at casinos, Henry puts all this energy into following the method laid out in the doctor’s account of Khan’s practice. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


15th century, in the meaning defined above


1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seeing was in the 15th century

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“Seeing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: in consideration of the fact that

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