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4 definitions found
 for Fingering
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Finger \Fin"ger\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fingered; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Fingering.]
     1. To touch with the fingers; to handle; to meddle with.
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              Let the papers lie;
              You would be fingering them to anger me. --Shak.
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     2. To touch lightly; to toy with.
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     3. (Mus.)
        (a) To perform on an instrument of music.
        (b) To mark the notes of (a piece of music) so as to guide
            the fingers in playing.
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     4. To take thievishly; to pilfer; to purloin. --Shak.
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     5. To execute, as any delicate work.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fingering \Fin"ger*ing\, n.
     1. The act or process of handling or touching with the
        fingers.
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              The mere sight and fingering of money. --Grew.
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     2. The manner of using the fingers in playing or striking the
        keys of an instrument of music; movement or management of
        the fingers in playing on a musical instrument, in
        typewriting, etc.
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     3. The marking of the notes of a piece of music to guide or
        regulate the action or use of the fingers.
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     4. Delicate work made with the fingers. --Spenser.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fingering
      n 1: the placement of the fingers for playing different notes
           (or sequences of notes) on a musical instrument
      2: touching something with the fingers

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "fingering":
     cantando, caressing, characterization, demilegato, denomination,
     denotation, designation, differentiation, disclosure, execution,
     expression, feeling, friction, frottage, glissando, handling, hint,
     identification, indication, indicativeness, intonation, legato,
     manifestation, manipulation, meaning, mezzo staccato, music-making,
     naming, palpation, parlando, performance, petting, pianism,
     picking out, pizzicato, pointing, pointing out, pointing to,
     pressure, rendering, rendition, repercussion, rubato, rubbing,
     selection, show, showing, signification, slur, specification,
     spiccato, staccato, stroking, suggestion, symptomaticness, touch,
     touching
  
  

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