see·​ing | \ ˈsē-iŋ How to pronounce seeing (audio) \

Definition of seeing

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: inasmuch as often used with as or that



Definition of seeing (Entry 2 of 2)

: the quality of the images of celestial bodies observed telescopically

Synonyms for seeing

Synonyms: Conjunction

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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: Noun But even those situations aren't directly comparable seeing as neither Spacey nor D'Elia played the main characters, meaning most of the original footage was still usable. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 16 June 2022 There are going to be a whopping four partial solar eclipses in 2029, with the first seeing as much as 75% of the Sun eclipsed by the Moon almost exclusively from Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 29 Apr. 2022 Gary Common Council President William Godwin, D-1st, said seeing was believing. Carrie Napoleon,, 30 Mar. 2022 And that means that people are all of a sudden seeing, in very vivid detail, what repressors can accomplish with disinformation campaigns. Sophie Bushwick, Scientific American, 15 Mar. 2022 Soon the trips became about much more than sight-seeing. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Feb. 2022 Derrick Evans, 36, of Prichard, W.Va., admitted seeing and video-recording rioters overrunning police lines blocking the East Plaza, following the crowd up the Capitol steps and narrating events as the Rotunda Doors until they were breached. Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2021 Symptoms have included headaches, dizziness, cognitive difficulties, tinnitus, vertigo and trouble with seeing, hearing, or balancing. Conor Finnegan, ABC News, 20 Jan. 2022 The proverbial seeing of the big picture versus getting caught in the weeds. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of seeing


15th century, in the meaning defined above


1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Seeing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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