1》 denoting a verbal action, activity, or result: building.
2》 denoting material used for or associated with a process: piping.
3》 forming the gerund of verbs (such as painting as in I love painting).
OE -ung, -ing, of Gmc origin.
1》 forming the present participle of verbs: calling.
2》 forming adjectives from nouns: hulking.
ME: alt. of earlier -ende, later -inde.
suffix a thing belonging to or having the quality of: farthing.
OE, of Gmc origin.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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