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Noun: shaping  shey-ping
  1. Any process serving to define the shape of something
    - defining
     
  2. The act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    - formation
Adjective: shaping  shey-ping
  1. Forming or capable of forming or moulding or fashioning
    "a shaping influence";
    - formative, plastic
Verb: shape  sheyp
  1. Give direction to; be an influence on
    "experience often shapes ability";
    - determine, mold [N. Amer], influence, regulate, mould [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. Make something, usually for a specific function
    "shape a figure";
    - form, work, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], forge
     
  3. Give shape or form to
    "shape the dough";
    - form

Derived forms: shapings

See also: constructive

Type of: alter, cause, change, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, do, engender, fabrication, make, manufacture, manufacturing, modify, physical process, process

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