view·​ing | \ˈvyü-iŋ \

Definition of viewing 

: an act of seeing, watching, or taking a look especially : an instance or the practice of watching television

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Trump News’ shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News Media. Douglas Macmillan, WSJ, "White House to Hold Roundtable With Tech Executives," 29 Nov. 2018 Trump News’ shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News Media. Brian Flood, Fox News, "Google staffers wanted to manipulate search results to combat Trump's travel ban, emails show," 21 Sep. 2018 Summer league is like the NFL spring: Important to the team but not to the greater viewing. Dave Hyde,, "Hyde5: More, uh, motivation as Dolphins RBs, WRs, rated 31st," 12 July 2018 Loudspeakers at the viewing blasted songs by the rapper, who was gunned down last week at age 20 while departing a motorcycle shop in his luxury electric sports car in what police said was an apparent robbery. Washington Post, "Fans of slain rapper XXXTentacion view his casket at stadium," 27 June 2018 This year’s event follows unfortunate news last year, when library officials had to cancel the banding and naming event, and the live web camera viewing of a family of falcons that had a nest on the library roof. Kyra Senese,, "Recently born peregrine falcons to be named, banded at Evanston library," 25 May 2018 His aides scheduled the viewing for the best 15 minutes of the eclipse, and provided detailed notes in a briefing on the trip. Gregory Wallace, CNN, "Photos and documents from Secretary Mnuchin's Fort Knox trip released," 18 May 2018 The Gap was briefly closed two years ago to add a viewing platform, railings and warning signs near the edge. Fox News, "Photo shows tourist's final moments before falling to his death at popular oceanside cliff in Australia," 2 Oct. 2018 Aretha's publicist confirmed to CNN that Ariana will take part in the funeral, which will take place in Detroit on Friday, August 31, after a week-long period of public viewing at the city's Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Devon Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Will Perform at Aretha Franklin's Funeral," 29 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of viewing

1535, in the meaning defined above

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