yield·​ing | \ ˈyēl-diŋ How to pronounce yielding (audio) \

Definition of yielding

1 : productive a high-yielding wheat
2 : lacking rigidity or stiffness : flexible
3 : disposed to submit or comply a docile and yielding temperament

Examples of yielding in a Sentence

She has a gentle, yielding temperament. The seat was made with a soft and yielding material.
Recent Examples on the Web Second, higher rates increase the opportunity cost of investing in non-yielding assets such as Bitcoin. Vildana Hajric, Fortune, 18 Apr. 2022 With the Fed raising rates at a faster than anticipated pace to fight surging inflation, investors are moving out of risky, non-yielding assets such as cryptocurrency. Trefis Team, Forbes, 22 June 2022 The concentration of low-yielding, 50+-year-old vines is on display in this flagship Pinot from Benovia. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 11 Apr. 2022 Under the hood is a 4.8-liter V8 yielding which offers up 1018 horsepower and a top speed of 254 mph. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 18 Feb. 2022 Tossed in oil and roasted until caramelized and yielding, the cooked carrots provide a meaty backbone to this vegetarian dish. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, 12 Jan. 2022 On the other hand, gold is a non-yielding asset, so if the Fed is indicating Treasury yields might be ticking up sooner rather than later, there might be greener pastures elsewhere. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 18 June 2021 The Eagles have averaged scoring 41.3 points per game, which ranks 19th in the nation, and have averaged yielding 10.3 points per game, which ranks fifth in the nation. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 25 Sep. 2021 Similarly, the dry conditions of this year's growing season have likely already determined that 2022's harvest will be low-yielding as well. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of yielding

1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Yielding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yielding. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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