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Meaning of borrowing

bor•row•ing

Pronunciation: (bor'ō-ing, bôr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of one who borrows.
  2. the process by which something, as a word or custom, is adopted or absorbed.
  3. the result of such a process; something borrowed, as a foreign word or phrase or a custom.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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