Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The systematic representation and dimensional specification of mechanical and architectural structures.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun writing a first version to be filled out and polished later.
  • noun the craft of drawing blueprints.
  • noun a creation of artistic drawings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of draft.
  • noun The act or process of producing a technical drawing, or draft.
  • noun The art of producing technical drawings.
  • noun A profession, usually related to making technical drawings for architecture, engineering, or manufacturing.
  • noun The practice among ground vehicle drivers or cyclists of following in a close line to reduce wind resistance.

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

  • noun the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams
  • noun writing a first version to be filled out and polished later
  • noun the craft of drawing blueprints

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Examples

  • Kind of a new twist on the term drafting, if you get my drift.

    CNN Transcript Nov 30, 2004

  • Madison, who had a central role in drafting the Constitution and the First Amendment, confirmed that he understood them to “[s] trongly guard [] ... the separation between Religion and Government.”

    Five Things You Thought Were in The US Constitution | myFiveBest

  • I was remarking to someone over GChat earlier tonight that part of the problem with Obama seems to be, perhaps, his genuine respect for the separation of powers; beyond the mere politics of cover he seems to actually want Congress to do its own work in drafting legislation.

    Making History by Shaming SCOTUS? (TWICE UPDATED) « Gerry Canavan

  • I was remarking to someone over GChat earlier tonight that part of the problem with Obama seems to be, perhaps, his genuine respect for the separation of powers; beyond the mere politics of cover he seems to actually want Congress to do its own work in drafting legislation.

    January « 2010 « Gerry Canavan

  • LD carriers (especially AT&T) had a big role in drafting it.

    Matthew Yglesias » Corporate Friends

  • Madison, who had a central role in drafting the Constitution and the First Amendment, confirmed that he understood them to “[s] trongly guard [] ... the separation between Religion and Government.”

    Five Things You Thought Were in The US Constitution | myFiveBest

  • Isakson vehemently opposes the House and Senate health care bills and he played no role in drafting language added to the House bill by House Democrats calling for the government to incentivize doctors by offering them money to conduct “end-of-life counseling” with Medicare patients every five years.

    Props to Jonny. (Blog for Democracy)

  • Other conservative groups blasted her role in drafting the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, a bill that would ban employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

    Obama's Gay Appointees Smash Record

  • The SEC contends the duo "played an instrumental role in drafting a series of misleading communications to investors."

    SEC Charges Ex-State Street Employees

  • If you are not in a group, you can still vote yes or no to particular amendments or resolutions, but your access to drafting is much more limited.

    Sore tooth and things

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  • My adjectival use: 'They used to use drafting paper, now they use drafting software.'

    August 22, 2011