-ing

  1. Suffix.  Used to form gerunds, a type of verbal nouns, from verbs.
  2. Suffix.  Used to form uncountable nouns from various parts of speech denoting materials or systems of objects considered collectively.
  3. Suffix.  Used to form nouns of the action or the procedure of a verb; usually identical with meaning 1. in the English language or expressed with -tion instead.
  4. Suffix.  Used to form present participles of verbs.
  5. Suffix.  Forming derivative nouns (originally masculine), with the senseson of, belonging to’, as patronymics or diminutives.
  6. Suffix.  Having a specifed quality, characteristic, or nature; of the kind of.

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