Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cover used to finish or protect anything; in building, a coping.
  • noun In mining, the rock between a vein of ore and the overlying soil.
  • noun In geology, the uppermost formation of an area, usually a more resistant stratum than those immediately underlying: sometimes used also to designate the Quaternary covering of drift or alluvium.

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  • verb Present participle of cap.
  • noun The act of removing one's hat as a token of respect.
  • noun geology rock that overlies a mineral deposit
  • noun the process of covering a borehole in order to seal an oil well
  • noun the selling of a security etc close to an expiry date
  • noun mathematics the conversion of a polyhedron into a stellated polyhedron by raising a pyramid on each face

Etymologies

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From cap +‎ -ing.

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