tapping

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tap·ping

 (tăp′ĭng)
n.
1.
a. The act of one that taps.
b. The process or means by which something is tapped.
2. Something that is taken or drawn by tapping.

tapping

(ˈtæpɪŋ)
n
the act or noise of touching something gently, esp so as to make a soft knocking sounds

tapping

(ˈtæpɪŋ)
n
the act of secretly obtaining information by means of concealed listening or recording devices

tap•ping

(ˈtæp ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of a person or thing that taps or strikes lightly.
2. the sound produced by this.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tapping - the sound of light blow or knocktapping - the sound of light blow or knock; "he heard the tapping of the man's cane"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
rat-a-tat, rat-a-tat-tat, rat-tat - a series of short sharp taps (as made by strokes on a drum or knocks on a door)
Translations

tapping

n
(of barrel)Anzapfen nt, → Anstich m; (of beer etc from barrel)Abzapfen nt
(of telephone etc)Anzapfen nt
(Med) → Punktieren nt
(fig, of funds etc) → Erschließen nt
(Tech) → Gewindebohren ntor -schneiden nt; tapping drillGewindebohrer m

tap·ping

1. n. percusión;
2. extracción de fluido de una cavidad.