AskDefine | Define shaping

Dictionary Definition

shaping adj : forming or capable of forming or molding; "a formative influence"; "a formative experience" [syn: formative]


1 any process serving to define the shape of something [syn: defining]
2 the fabrication of something in a particular shape [syn: formation]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A method of positive reinforcement of behaviour patterns in operant conditioning.
  2. The action of the verb to shape.

Verb form

  1. present participle of shape

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