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Definition of shading noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] the use of color, pencil lines, etc. to give an impression of light and shade in a picture or to emphasize areas of a map, diagram, etc.
  2. 2shadings [plural] slight differences that exist between different aspects of the same thing the shadings of opinion found among church leaders
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