viewing

noun
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

Examples of viewing in a Sentence

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The speaker system in the viewing room created an uncanny effect: everyone was living the experience while simultaneously listening to it over a radio. Alejandro Varela, Harper's magazine, "Carlitos in Charge," 16 Sep. 2019 Last week’s ranking: 4 Most recent result: Oklahoma State 40, Tulsa 21 In a nutshell: Saturday is appointment viewing, not only for Big 12 fans, but for college football fans everywhere. Randy Peterson, USA TODAY, "Big 12 Power Rankings, Week 4: Chris Klieman creating quick believers at Kansas State," 15 Sep. 2019 More than 10 African leaders and several former presidents attended the service and viewing of the body of Mugabe, who died last week in Singapore at age 95, at the National Sports Stadium in the capital, Harare. SFChronicle.com, "News of the Day From Around the World," 14 Sep. 2019 Home viewing is cheap and convenient, tough barriers for companies still committed to the theatrical experience, as many independent and art-film distributors are. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "Onscreen in Toronto: Reasons for Hope at the Movies This Fall," 13 Sep. 2019 The most popular genres for online video viewing across age-groups and geographies are comedy followed by drama and action. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "OTT platforms may dethrone TV as the first stop for entertainment in India," 9 Sep. 2019 In classes where lessons are not posted online, students can ask permission to record lessons with their smartphones so that additional viewings are possible. 7. Kenneth A. Kiewra, Quartz, "A seven-step guide to taking better notes," 4 Sep. 2019 In classes where lessons are not posted online, students can ask permission to record lessons with their smartphones so that additional viewings are possible. 7. Kenneth A. Kiewra, The Conversation, "7 tips on how to take better notes," 3 Sep. 2019 Lauren's viewing and service will take place at Detroit's O.H. Pye, III Funeral Home, while Lauren will be buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, according to her great aunt Aisha Galloway. Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "Funeral service planned for 18-day-old baby who drowned in bathtub," 31 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of viewing

1535, in the meaning defined above

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