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Meaning of CLEARING

Pronunciation:  'kleering

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of removing solid particles from a liquid
  2. [n]  the act of freeing from suspicion
  3. [n]  a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area

CLEARING is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: clarification, glade
 See Also: exoneration, freeing, improvement, liberation, parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, purgation, purge, purging, release, tract, vindication, whitewash



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Clear"ing\, n.
1. The act or process of making clear.

         The better clearing of this point.    --South.

2. A tract of land cleared of wood for cultivation.

         A lonely clearing on the shores of Moxie Lake. --J.

3. A method adopted by banks and bankers for making an
   exchange of checks held by each against the others, and
   settling differences of accounts.

Note: In England, a similar method has been adopted by
      railroads for adjusting their accounts with each other.

4. The gross amount of the balances adjusted in the clearing

{Clearing house}, the establishment where the business of
   clearing is carried on. See {above}, {3}.

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