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Meaning of parting

part•ing

Pronunciation: (pär'ting), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of a person or thing that parts.
  2. a division or separation.
  3. a place of division or separation.
  4. a departure or leave-taking.
  5. death.
  6. something that serves to part or separate things.
  7. a fracture of a crystal along a plane determined by twinning or pressure rather than along a cleavage plane.
  8. See
—adj.
  1. given, happening, taken, done, etc., at parting: a parting glance.
  2. of or pertaining to parting, leave-taking, departure, or death: parting words.
  3. ending or taking leave: the parting day.
  4. dying.
  5. dividing or separating.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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