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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishclearingclear‧ing /ˈklɪərɪŋ $ ˈklɪr-/ ●○○ noun [countable]  AREAa small area in a forest where there are no trees
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clearingThe path led to a log cabin with a chalet-style sloping roof in the middle of a clearing.Logging roads go off to both sides, and there are many small recent clearings.At first their station buildings were primitive affairs, no more than clearings in the bush with tin huts.While Francis had been gazing into the unseeable distance, the wall had extended several metres across the clearing.She managed to contact him in Florida, as the clearing up got under way.In the clearing, there was a small cottage.A small deer stood on the edge of the clearing.But within the clearing it was warm and safe-feeling.From the edge of one of these clearings Chloe suddenly flushed a sepoy.
From Longman Business Dictionaryclearingclear‧ing /ˈklɪərɪŋˈklɪr-/ noun [uncountable] BANKINGFINANCE when banks and other financial institutions make payments to each other at the end of a period of trading so that they no longer owe each other any moneya pan-European clearing system