- The definition of a clipping is something that has been cut out or off.
An example of a clipping is a piece of art that's been cut from a magazine.
A person clipping a coupon from a paper.
- the act of cutting out or trimming off
- something cut out or trimmed off: hair clippings
- ☆ a news story or other item clipped from a newspaper, magazine, etc.
Origin of clipping; from clip
- Something cut off or out, especially an item clipped from a newspaper or magazine.
- See clipped form.
- Present participle of clip.
(countable and uncountable, plural clippings)
- (countable) A piece of something removed by clipping.
- a clipping of hair
- grass clippings
- (countable) An article clipped from a newspaper.
- (countable, linguistics) A short form (of a word).
- The word "ad" is a clipping of "advertisement".
- (uncountable, signal processing) the process of cutting off a signal level that rises above a certain maximum level
clipping - Computer Definition
(1) Cutting off the outer edges or boundaries of a word, signal or image. In rendering an image, clipping removes any objects or portions thereof that are not visible on screen. See scissoring. See also WCA.
(2) A square ("clipped") waveform that occurs when the power output of an amplifier cannot meet the power requirement of the speaker it is driving. Clipping can be very harmful to high-frequency speakers (tweeters).
Variant of clip
transitive verbclipped, clipping
- to cut or cut off with shears or scissors
- to cut (an item) out of (a newspaper, magazine, etc.)
- to cut short
- to shorten by omitting syllables, letters, etc.
- to cut the hair of
- to cut off the edge of (coins)
- Informal to hit or punch with a quick, sharp blow
- ☆ Slang to cheat or swindle, esp. by overcharging
Origin of clipMiddle English clippen ; from Old Norse klippa
- to clip something
- to move rapidly
- an act or instance of clipping
- a thing clipped; specif., the amount of wool clipped from sheep at one time or in one season
- a rapid pace
- Film, TV a sequence of film, videotape, etc., as a short selection taken from a longer feature or a brief piece inserted in a newscast
- Informal a quick, sharp blow
- clipped form
at a clipor at one clip