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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A method of positive reinforcement of behaviour patterns in operant conditioning.
  • n. The action of the verb to shape.
  • v. Present participle of shape.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of forming or reducing to shape.
  • n. Specifically The cutting and fitting of clothes; tailoring.
  • n. Representation; imagination; that which is formed or imagined.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
  • n. any process serving to define the shape of something
  • adj. forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning

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