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1. A glaze or filler; size.
2. Treatment of a fabric or other surface with size.
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another name for size21
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(ˈsaɪ zɪŋ)

1. the act or process of applying size or preparing with size.
2. size, as for strengthening fabric.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sizing - any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabricssizing - any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics; "size gives body to a fabric"
filler - used for filling cracks or holes in a surface
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With this body scanning technology and a number of sizing studies that provide more in-depth information about body shapes, it would be easy to assume that standards in sizing have changed with the knowledge available but this is yet to happen.
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Most stores have sizing charts with measurements and corresponding sizes.
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C&D recyclers should also consider the need for primary sizing when designing screening systems for their operations.
Proper filter performance depends on installing the filter correctly, choosing the right pore size for the job and sizing the filter to the casting based on the metal flow rate.
Since 1989, when the second edition of The Sizing of Paper was published, most paper mills have converted to neutral or alkaline pH wet end conditions.