the act of a person or thing that mounts.
something that serves as a mount, support, setting, or the like: a new mounting for an heirloom jewel.

1400–50; late Middle English; see mount1, -ing1

unmounting, adjective
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mounting (ˈmaʊntɪŋ)
another word for mount

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Word Origin & History

13c., from O.Fr. monter "to go up, ascend, climb, mount," from V.L. *montare, from L. mons (gen. montis) "mountain" (see mount (n.)). Meaning "to set or place in position" first recorded 1530s. Sense of "to get up on (a horse, etc.) to ride" is from c.1500; "to get up on for
purposes of copulation" is from 1590s. The colloquial noun meaning "a horse for riding" first recorded 1856. Related: Mounted; mounting.

"hill, mountain," mid-13c., from Anglo-Fr. mount, from O.Fr. mont "mountain;" also partly from O.E. munt "mountain;" both the O.E. and the O.Fr. from L. montem (nom. mons, gen. montis) "mountain," from PIE base *men- "to stand out, project" (cf. Welsh mynydd "mountain").
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mount (mount)
v. mount·ed, mount·ing, mounts
To prepare a specimen for microscopic examination, especially by positioning on a slide.

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