Skimming meaning

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Skimming is defined as taking something off of the top.

An example of skimming is getting the leaves out of the pool.

An example of skimming is taking a few dollars each time you make a sale.

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Skimming is anything that has taken off the top of a liquid.

An example of skimming is the fat taken off of a broth after it has cooled.

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A portion that has been skimmed from a liquid.
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A motion or action that skims.
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Present participle of skim.
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An embezzlement fraud in which the information on a credit card is copied, usually when the owner uses the card to make a purchase, and is then loaded onto a fake card to be used fraudulently.
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Something skimmed from a surface etc.

Aluminium skimmings.

Sorghum syrup skimmings.

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Anything that has been skimmed from a liquid.
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Copying credit or debit card data (account numbers, PINs, expiration dates) during legitimate transactions in order to make unlawful ones later. In a restaurant, when waiters take the customer's card away to authorize the transaction, it is very easy to jot down the number or run the card through a reader.Skimming HardwareSkimming devices can be placed over card readers at ATMs and gas pump terminals. Casual users may not notice that the reader has an unusual shape or is larger than normal, which indicates a skimmer is being used. See EMV.Pay-at-table TerminalsIn Europe, wireless mobile terminals are widely used to authorize the card in front of the customer. However, they are not found in the U.S. because the machines are generally not set up for signatures. In addition, American diners may feel intimidated telling the waiter how much of a tip to include.
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