• (noun): The kind of playing that involves pressing the fingers on the strings of a stringed instrument to control the pitch.
    Example: "The violinist's stopping was excellent"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on stopping:

Stopping Power
... Stopping power is the ability of a firearm or other weapon to cause a penetrating ballistic injury to a target (human or animal) enough to incapacitate ... Some theories of stopping power involve concepts such as "energy transfer" and "hydrostatic shock", although there is disagreement regarding the importance of ... Stopping power is related to the physical properties of the bullet and the effect it has on its target, but the issue is complicated and not easily studied ...
Stopping The Clock
... Stopping the clock is a controversial practice in American and Canadian legislative procedure in which a legislature literally or notionally stops the clock (or moves the hands backwards), usually for the purpose of ... Stopping the clock is also sometimes done for ceremonial purposes to ensure that both houses of a bicameral legislature adjourn simultaneously ... In a debate of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, it was noted that stopping the clock is done by tradition and with unanimous consent, when the Opposition agrees with the ...
Line Stopping
... Line stopping or line plugging is a means of isolating a piping system to provide a shut off where none exists ... There are various types of line stopping heads ...
Mariahilfplatz - Transportation
... One can get to the Mariahilfplatz by public transport Line 27 by tram stopping at Mariahilfplatz, Metrobus 52 stopping at Mariahilfplatz and Schweigerstra├če (Schweiger Street), and bus 152 stopping ...
Train Categories In Europe - Portugal (Comboios De Portugal - CP)
... Fast trains, only stopping at the end destination or one or two major intermediate cities ... Used on main lines, stopping only at main towns ... Used on main lines, stopping at main towns and some smaller towns ...

More definitions of "stopping":

  • (noun): Fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members.
    Synonyms: fillet

Famous quotes containing the word stopping:

    A bill... is the most extraordinary locomotive engine that the genius of man ever produced. It would keep on running during the longest lifetime, without ever once stopping of its own accord.
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)

    The sugar maple is remarkable for its clean ankle. The groves of these trees looked like vast forest sheds, their branches stopping short at a uniform height, four or five feet from the ground, like eaves, as if they had been trimmed by art, so that you could look under and through the whole grove with its leafy canopy, as under a tent whose curtain is raised.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    There seems to be no stopping drug frenzy once it takes hold of a nation. What starts with an innocuous HUGS, NOT DRUGS bumper sticker soon leads to wild talk of shooting dealers and making urine tests a condition for employment—anywhere.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)