Definition of Tapping

1. Noun. The sound of light blow or knock. "He heard the tapping of the man's cane"

Generic synonyms: Sound
Specialized synonyms: Rat-a-tat, Rat-a-tat-tat, Rat-tat
Derivative terms: Tap



Definition of Tapping

1. Noun. An act of making a light hit or strike against something. ¹

2. Noun. (music) A guitar technique in which the strings are tapped against the fingerboard ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of tap) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tapping

1. the process or means by which something is tapped [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tapping

1. Synonym: tapotement. Synonym: paracentesis. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tapping

tapped
tapped out
tappee
tappees
tappen
tapper
tappers
tappester
tappet
tappet wrench
tappets
tappice
tappiced
tappices
tappicing
tapping (current term)
tapping up
tappings
tappit
tappit hen
tappit hens
tappy
taproom
taprooms
taproot
taproots
taps
tapsman
tapsmen
tapster

Literary usage of Tapping

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Manual of Mental and Physical Tests: A Book of Directions Compiled with by Guy Montrose Whipple (1914)
"tapping stylus, with flexible connecting wire attached. Kymograph (Fig. ... Table clamps for tapping board. Large sheet of gray or white cardboard. ..."

2. Manual of Mental and Physical Tests: A Book of Directions Compiled with by Guy Montrose Whipple (1914)
"Table clamps for tapping board. Large sheet of gray or white cardboard. ... (1) Clamp or screw the tapping board securely at the edge of a table in such a ..."

3. The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel by James McIntyre Camp, Charles Blaine Francis (1920)
"tapping: The furnace should be manipulated so that a tapping temperature is reached before the carbon content has been reduced to the tapping point, ..."

4. Machine Tool Operation by Henry D. Burghardt (1922)
"Advantages of tapping by Power.—tapping by power reduces the expense and inaccuracy of ... 11, in itself is very efficient for power tapping when used with ..."

5. The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel by James McIntyre Camp, Charles Blaine Francis (1920)
"The proper temperature for tapping low carbon heats is 1600° C., ... To accomplish the tapping, the second helper digs out from the rear the mud plug and ..."

6. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1909)
"Two experiments are performed with each subject, each consisting of five 30" series of tapping with each hand, the right hand preceding in the first ..."

7. Machine Tool Operation by Henry D. Burghardt (1919)
"Therefore in ordinary machine work, if a list1 of tap drill sizes is not at hand, the size of a hole to be drilled for tapping may be found by subtracting ..."

8. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"30 within me burning, Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat Back into the chamber turning, all my soul louder than before. ..."

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