Definition of "coping" []

  • The top layer or course of a masonry wall, usually having a slanting upper surface to shed water; a cope. (noun)
  • The sloping top course of a wall, usually made of masonry or brick (noun)

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Use "coping" in a sentence
  • "Dörnyei comments “the most effective way for teachers to demonstrate awareness of learning styles is to be sensitive to the students differential time requirements in coping with certain types of tasks … the idea that different students need varying amounts of time to achieve certain learning objectives is one of the most basic at the same time rather neglected principles of educational psychology” (p. 158)."
  • "Children with life-challenging medical problems need help in coping with their fears and anxieties."
  • "Social workers at the Sickle Cell Center provide a wide range of services related to psychosocial needs in coping with chronic illness as well as navigation through hospital and insurance systems."