There are 2 main definitions of clearing in English:

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clearing 1

Pronunciation: /ˈklɪərɪŋ/

noun

An open space in a forest, especially one cleared for cultivation.
Example sentences
  • Forest openings and clearings and agricultural areas are also good habitat for the Western Bluebird.
  • They are common in forest clearings, wetlands, edges, residential areas, orchards, and stands of Russian olive.
  • She led them to a small, grassy clearing in the middle of a wooded area.
Synonyms
glade, dell, space, gap, opening

Words that rhyme with clearing

auctioneering, coasteering, earring, electioneering, engineering, gearing, geoengineering, orienteering, privateering, shearing

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There are 2 main definitions of clearing in English:

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clearing 2

Pronunciation: /ˈklɪərɪŋ/

noun

[mass noun] British
A system used by universities to fill the remaining available undergraduate places before the start of the academic year.
Example sentences
  • Students going through clearing should make themselves available because admissions tutors will want to talk to them rather than their parents.
  • Universities you approach during clearing will ask for these.
  • We're now into the university clearing season.

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