Definition of clearing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈklɪərɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈklɪrɪŋ//
    University life
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  1. 1[countable] an open space in a forest where there are no trees synonym glade We made camp that night in a clearing in the woods.
  2. 2[uncountable] (in Britain) the system used by universities to find students for the places on their courses that have not been filled shortly before the beginning of the academic year She got into university through clearing. You can apply for a place through the clearing system. The university has a limited number of clearing places this year. Clearing is the final round of the admissions cycle. We can make you an offer through clearing. See related entries: University life
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