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BORROWING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does borrowing mean? 

BORROWING (noun)
  The noun BORROWING has 2 senses:

1. the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source
2. obtaining funds from a lender

  Familiarity information: BORROWING used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BORROWING (noun)


Sense 1borrowing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

borrowing; adoption

Context example:

the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent

Hypernyms ("borrowing" is a kind of...):

appropriation (a deliberate act of acquisition)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "borrowing"):

naturalisation; naturalization (changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology)

misappropriation (wrongful borrowing)

crossover (the appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience)


Sense 2borrowing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Obtaining funds from a lender

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("borrowing" is a kind of...):

dealing; dealings; transaction (the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "borrowing"):

pawn (borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan)


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