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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Painting and drawing
shadingshad‧ing /ˈʃeɪdɪŋ/ noun  1 [uncountable]AVP the areas of a drawing or painting that have been made to look darker2 shadings
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shadingWithin the austere collegial melody of science even the slightest emotional shading can have a suitably dramatic effect.Light shading indicates where temperatures are below 195K and dark shading where temperatures are below 190K.This is a deep blue fish with red shading on his fins.His lower body is lime green with a rich shading of deep red across the upper half.Counties with low population density have sparse shading while counties with high population density have dark shading.This will minimise uneven shading in daylight, which is more noticeable on a plain carpet.
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