smoothing

All Noun Verb
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  • Info In statistics and image processing, to smooth a data set is to create an approximating function that attempts to capture important patterns in the data, while leaving out noise or other fine-scale structures/rapid phenomena. more...
  • It must then be left to dry again before the final smoothing takes place.
  • Her master-hand has ever since been employed in smoothing them. Cited from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 341, March 1844, Vol. 55
  • They had many problems to meet and much smoothing over to do. Cited from History of the American Negro in the Great World War, by Sweeney
  • A moment later the girl emerged, smoothing back her hair with both hands. Cited from The Rules of the Game, by Stewart Edward White
  • For a moment she held him close, smoothing his black head with a tender hand. Cited from Many Kingdoms, by Elizabeth Jordan
  • After a little tender smoothing of his cover the girl turned away. Cited from The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army, by Margaret Vandercook
  • Lloyd put her hand to her temple, smoothing back her hair, her face turned away. Cited from A Man's Woman, by Frank Norris
  • She was smoothing those hands -- they were very white, and very soft. Cited from Dorothy Dale's Camping Days, by Margaret Penrose
  • Then he gave up all hope of smoothing the matter. Cited from A Terrible Temptation, by Charles Reade
  • I am everywhere well received, and high and low take pleasure in smoothing my path. Cited from At Home And Abroad, by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
  • Beyond that you are rather good at smoothing out things. Cited from The Everlasting Whisper, by Jackson Gregory
  • As for smoothing off, there's more or less of that to be done always. Cited from Men, Women, and Ghosts, by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  • She had a way of smoothing the front of her dress with her hands as she talked. Cited from Literary Hearthstones of Dixie, by La Salle Corbell Pickett
  • She would be able to help in smoothing away his difficulties. Cited from Rosa Mundi and Other Stories, by Ethel M. Dell
  • The addition of smoothing term increases the number of steps required by three.
  • He is slightly effeminate, often seen smoothing back his hair and holding his head up high.
  • Had they fingers they would be smoothing themselves before the glass. Cited from There's Pippins And Cheese To Come, by Charles S. Brooks
  • The mother made peace by smoothing over matters, and promising the little girls something else. Cited from A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century, E. P. Roe
  • It is also known as a clothes iron, flat iron, or smoothing iron.
  • And never mind smoothing your hair down like that. Cited from The Shrieking Pit, by Arthur J. Rees
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Root form of smoothing is smooth for the verb.

Words starting with smoothing

Meaning of smoothing

  • verb Make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
    smooth the surface of the wood
  • verb Free from obstructions
    smooth the way towards peace negotiations