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Definition of "borrowing" []

  • Something that is borrowed, especially a word borrowed from one language for use in another. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "borrowing" in a sentence
  • "The so-called bonds that will be used to “repay” Northern Rock's £25 billion in borrowing from the Bank of England will be guaranteed by the Treasury and will therefore be indistinguishable from any other government borrowing."
  • "The term borrowing is not usually applied to words with roots from other languages like Latin and Greek."
  • "The term borrowing is not usually applied to words with roots from other languages (like Latin and Greek)."