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 making making

noun

  • () the act that results in something coming to be  ( devising, fashioning, making )
    the act that results in something coming to be
     the devising of plans
    the devising of plans
     the fashioning of pots and pans
    the fashioning of pots and pans
     the making of measurements
    the making of measurements
     it was already in the making
    it was already in the making
  • (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something  ( making )
    (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something
     the recipe listed all the makings for a chocolate cake
    the recipe listed all the makings for a chocolate cake
  • an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something  ( making, qualification )
    an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
     her qualifications for the job are excellent
    her qualifications for the job are excellent
     one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree
    one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree
     she has the makings of fine musician
    she has the makings of fine musician