Coping definition

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The top layer or course of a masonry wall, usually having a slanting upper surface to shed water; a cope.
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(psychology) The process of managing taxing circumstances, expending effort to solve personal and interpersonal problems, and seeking to master, minimize, reduce or tolerate stress or conflict.
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The top layer of a masonry wall, usually sloped to carry off water.
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(architecture) The top layer of a brick wall, especially one that slopes in order to throw off water.
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Present participle of cope.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
coping
Plural:
copings

Origin of coping

  • From cope

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition