siz·​ing | \ ˈsī-ziŋ How to pronounce sizing (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Seemingly innocuous, the pendant also doubles as a middle finger due to the varying sizing of its numbers. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé Just Gave Her Inner Circle of Girlfriends the Cheekiest Gift," 30 Dec. 2020 Most home cooks should find a decent aluminum or stainless steel broiler pan set in the $20 to $25 range, but proper sizing is a common concern. Michael Pollick,, "The best broiler pan," 19 Dec. 2020 When ordering online, know that ski sizing can be quirky: Refer to brands’ individual size charts. Rebecca Malinsky, WSJ, "The Ultimate Guide to Ski Style," 11 Dec. 2020 The emergence of midsize crossovers with third-row seats represents the counter trend in consumer preference: right-sizing. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2021 Kia Sorento: Finally, an SUV That’s the Right Size for Families," 16 Dec. 2020 Before placing an order, new clients get a free sizing kit; information from it is used to make their nails. Anh-minh Le,, "Next-level nails: Pamper salon went online during pandemic — and wowed venture capital firm," 13 Dec. 2020 Making clothes to order reduces waste, allows for endlessly inclusive sizing options, and (mercifully) cuts down on trips to the mall. Rachel Feltman And Jordan Blok, Popular Science, "The 10 most exceptional personal care products from 2020," 4 Dec. 2020 The expansion to the JW Anderson x Uniqlo collection is offered in a full range of kids and adult sizing and retails from $7 to $20. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Uniqlo Expands Its Collection With JW Anderson For The Holiday," 4 Dec. 2020 Overall, the sizing of Little Sleepies pajamas seems right on the mark, but the men's pajamas are really long through the torso. Anna Lane, USA TODAY, "10 family pajama sets that are perfect for Christmas and Hanukkah," 4 Dec. 2020

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1825, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jan 2021

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“Sizing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sizing

: a sticky substance that is used to make a material (such as paper) stiff or smooth or to attach something (such as wallpaper) to a surface

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