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noun     viewing pronunciation in British English
/ˈvjuːɪŋ/
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singularviewing
pluralviewings
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the activity of watching a television programme or film, or an instance of doing this

    The show is not really suitable for family viewing.

    After three viewings, I finally understood the film.

    viewing figures (=the number of people watching a television programme):

    Viewing figures are down on last week.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] the activity of looking at something, or an instance of doing this
    viewing of:

    American funerals often include public viewing of the body.

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  3. 3
    [countable] an occasion on which people are invited to go and look at something
    viewing of:

    We’ve been invited to a private viewing of Trevor’s exhibition.

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