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view·ing

 (vyo͞o′ĭng)
n.
1. The act of seeing, watching, or examining.
2. The act or an instance of watching a movie or television.
3. A gathering of people in the presence of the body of a deceased person as an act of remembrance and consolation prior to burial or cremation.
adj.
Engaged in watching a movie or television: a poll of the viewing audience.

viewing

(ˈvjuːɪŋ)
n
1. the act of watching television
2. (Broadcasting) television programmes collectively: late-night viewing.

view•ing

(ˈvyu ɪŋ)

n.
1. an act or occasion of seeing, watching, or inspecting.
2. an act or instance of watching television.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.viewing - the display of a motion pictureviewing - the display of a motion picture  
display - exhibiting openly in public view; "a display of courage"
preview - a screening for a select audience in advance of release for the general public
2.viewing - a vigil held over a corpse the night before burialviewing - a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial; "there's no weeping at an Irish wake"
vigil, watch - the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
Translations

viewing

[ˈvjuːɪŋ]
A. N
1. [of property, gallery] → visita f; (prior to auction) → exposición f, inspección f
"viewing by appointment only"estrictamente visitas concertadas
the gallery will be open for a private viewing this eveningla galería estará abierta esta noche para una visita privada
2. (TV)
2.1. (= act) "unsuitable for family viewing""no apto para ver en familia"
films sold for home viewingpelículas que se venden para ver en casa
we strictly limit our children's TV viewinglimitamos el tiempo que nuestros hijos ven la televisión de manera estricta
2.2. (= programmes) → programas mpl, programación f
your weekend viewingsus programas or su programación para el fin de semana
the series has become compulsive viewingla serie se ha convertido en un programa que no debe perderse
B. CPD TV viewing figures NPLcifras fpl de audiencia televisiva
viewing gallery N (gen) → galería f para observadores; (balcony-shaped) → palco m para observadores
viewing habits NPLhábitos mpl de los telespectadores or televidentes
viewing platform Nplataforma f de observación
see also peak C

viewing

n
(of house, at auction etc)Besichtigung f; viewing timeBesichtigungszeiten pl
(TV) → Fernsehen nt; tennis makes compulsive viewingTennis macht die Fernsehzuschauer süchtig; 9 o’clock is peak viewing timeneun Uhr ist (die) Haupteinschaltzeit; this programme will be given another viewing next weekdieses Programm wird nächste Woche wiederholt; I don’t do much viewingich sehe nicht viel fern
References in classic literature ?
The Indians had spies out viewing our movements, and were greatly alarmed with our increase in number and fortifications.
He kept vigils, likewise, night after night, sometimes in utter darkness, sometimes with a glimmering lamp, and sometimes, viewing his own face in a looking-glass, by the most powerful light which he could throw upon it.
Our captain stood upon the deck, A spy-glass in his hand, A viewing of those gallant whales That blew at every strand.
happy house, could you know what I suffer in now viewing you from this spot, from whence perhaps I may view you no more
My conjecture had been correct: the strangers had slipped in before us, and they now stood by the vault of the Rochesters, their backs towards us, viewing through the rails the old time-stained marble tomb, where a kneeling angel guarded the remains of Damer de Rochester, slain at Marston Moor in the time of the civil wars, and of Elizabeth, his wife.
Come in,' said I, taking Cathy by the arm and half forcing her to re-enter; for she lingered, viewing with troubled eyes the features of the speaker, too stern to express his inward deceit.
After this preliminary statement, Frank proceeded to describe the proposal which his employers had addressed to him, with every external appearance of viewing it in the light of an intolerable hardship.
Biddy giv' herself a deal o' trouble with me afore I left (for I am almost awful dull), as I should view it in this light, and, viewing it in this light, as I should so put it.
It seemed surprising that Ben Winthrop, who loved his quart-pot and his joke, got along so well with Dolly; but she took her husband's jokes and joviality as patiently as everything else, considering that "men would be so", and viewing the stronger sex in the light of animals whom it had pleased Heaven to make naturally troublesome, like bulls and turkey-cocks.
Morning arose in unclouded splendour, and ere the sun was much above the horizon, the idlest or the most eager of the spectators appeared on the common, moving to the lists as to a general centre, in order to secure a favourable situation for viewing the continuation of the expected games.
Here the emperor ascended, with many principal lords of his court, to have an opportunity of viewing me, as I was told, for I could not see them.
Viewing their religious liberties here, as held only by sufferance, yet bound to them by all the ties of conviction, and by all their sufferings for them, could they forbear to look upon every dissenter among themselves with a jealous eye?