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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In 2014, Huawei reached a deal with the Washington Redskins to provide Wi-Fi in the viewing suites at FedEx Field during games, according to the story. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Washington Redskins reportedly backed out of Huawei Wi-Fi deal because of government concerns," 26 Dec. 2018 The memory locked in by the viewing of Showscan was stronger than the memory of actually going on a roller coaster. Eleanor Hildebrandt, Popular Mechanics, "The True Story of the Lost Sci-Fi Movie "Brainstorm," Natalie Wood’s Last Film," 21 Dec. 2018 Scorpio — How the Grinch Stole Christmas A Scorpio holiday is not complete without an annual viewing of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Marilyn La Jeunesse, Teen Vogue, "The Best Christmas Movies to Watch According to Your Zodiac Sign," 26 Nov. 2018 Especially considering that there are tons of Easter eggs packed into the film, heading back in for a second or third viewing would get the job done. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "The Hidden Message in Tessa Thompson's Sorry to Bother You Makeup," 1 Aug. 2018 Hagios and Luiggi said a viewing at Butterworth Funeral Home, 520 W. Raye St., will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, with a service immediately following. Ryan Blethen, The Seattle Times, "Seattle middle-school student injured in crash near Cle Elum dies," 24 Oct. 2018 To say it’s addictive viewing would be an understatement. Adam Rapoport, Bon Appetit, "Claire Saffitz Makes All Your Favorite Baked Goods," 19 June 2018 However, The Staircase is not by-the-edge-of-your seat TV viewing. Lincoln Michel, GQ, "The Seminal True Crime Documentary Is Now on Netflix," 16 June 2018 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

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First Known Use of viewing

1535, in the meaning defined above

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