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shaping

[′shāp·iŋ]
(electromagnetism)
The adjustment of a plan-position-indicator pattern set up by a rotating magnetic field.
(mechanical engineering)
A machining process in which a reciprocating single-point tool moves over the work in straight, parallel lines to produce a flat surface.

shaping

(psychology)
Therapeutic reinforcement of those responses that increasingly approximate sought-after behaviors.
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The AFPC Force Shaping Web site and matrix are the best sources of information.
Hartigan's nuanced analysis of racial meaning and identity adds a great deal to our understanding of the nature of race and class in the shaping of community.
Air Force leaders had hoped to reduce the line officer corps through a robust voluntary Force Shaping Program.
Or they might offer advice on proper knapping technique and posture or outline strategies for shaping a particular stone.
* provides a pressure relief point for the compound prior to the final shaping die.
The recent focus on fractal models of urban development represents one aspect of a renewed interest in the importance of local actions, individual decisions, and self-organization in shaping cities.
This article examines the mixing and shaping methods and equipment used in processing crosslinking elastomers (XLEs) and thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs).