view·​ing | \ ˈvyü-iŋ How to pronounce viewing (audio) \

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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All three companies are offering cameras and other electronics to help with towing, backing and viewing surrounding traffic, features that also are important to heavy-duty buyers. Tom Krisher, The Seattle Times, "Heavy duty: Detroit 3 all roll out biggest pickups this year," 6 Feb. 2019 Now, YouTube Premium isn’t as worthwhile for users; other than offline music play and ad-free viewing, subscribers aren’t going to get much out of it. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "YouTube Premium is changing because it has to," 29 Nov. 2018 Competition emerged recently from chains like AMC, which introduced a $20-per-month plan in late June for its theaters that includes up to three movies a week (even in a single day) and 12 viewings per month, including IMAX and 3-D showings. Glenn Fleishman, Fortune, "MoviePass Adds Peak Pricing Surcharge to Its Subscription Movie Theater Service," 5 July 2018 Now, equipped with an air filtration and ventilation system, new barriers and a viewing platform, as well as restored wall paintings, the tomb is ready for the public once again. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "King Tut's Tomb Is Reopening—And This Time, It's Tourist-Proof," 1 Feb. 2019 Eugenie's nuptials reportedly include an 850-person guest list, 1,200 more viewing spots for members of the public, and an estimated $500,000–$1 million budget. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Mark Your Calendars: Another Royal Wedding Is Happening," 19 Sep. 2018 Arrive early to find the perfect viewing spot, or if the weather is agreeable, spend the day at the park. Luann Gibbs,, "Top 5 events in Cincinnati this weekend," 21 June 2018 This option will include a special viewing spot of the evening’s pyrotechnics in the Plaza Garden, then, after the fireworks are over, an all-you-can-eat dessert offering at Tomorrowland Terrace. Dewayne Bevil,, "Boom: Disney adds after-fireworks dessert party," 21 May 2018 Prepare yourself—and your couch—for lots of TV viewing. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "The 2019 Sci-Fi TV Guide," 16 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of viewing

1535, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of viewing was in 1535

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