clipping

[klip-ing]
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that clips.
2.
a piece clipped off or out, especially an article, advertisement, etc., clipped from a newspaper or magazine.
adjective
4.
serving or tending to clip.
5.
Informal. swift: a clipping pace.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English. See clip1, -ing2, -ing1

clippingly, adverb
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clipping (ˈklɪpɪŋ)
 
n
1.  something cut out or trimmed off, esp an article from a newspaper; cutting
2.  the distortion of an audio or visual signal in which the tops of peaks with a high amplitude are cut off, caused by, for example, overloading of amplifier circuits
 
adj
3.  informal (prenominal) fast: a clipping pace

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Word Origin & History

clip
"cut," c.1200, from O.N. klippa, probably echoic. Meaning "rate of speed is c.1867. Noun meaning "extract from a movie" is from 1958.

clip
"fasten," O.E. clyppan "to embrace." Meaning "receptacle containing several cartridges for a repeating firearm" is from 1901. Meaning "piece of jewelry fastened by a clip" is from 1937. Also preserved in paper clip. Original sense in U.S. football clipping penalty.
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Medical Dictionary

clip (klĭp)
n.
A fastener used in surgery to hold skin or other tissue in position or to control hemorrhage.

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Example sentences for clippings
It is packaged with photos from the expedition, newspaper clippings and other fun props.
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