Definition of viewing in English:



mass noun
  • 1The action of inspecting or looking at something.

    ‘the owner may allow viewing by appointment’
    • ‘The results of the water quality tests carried out on samples taken from the strand area on April 23 are to be posted up for public viewing at Tramore Strand.’
    • ‘The new Community Park dressing rooms were open for public viewing on St. Patrick's Day.’
    • ‘To create an image suitable for public viewing, the scientists send the FITS files over to a public outreach team.’
    • ‘Auctioneers are ERA McCormack, Kennedy Street, Carlow and viewing is by appointment only.’
    • ‘Researchers soon realized that these shafts allowed for viewing of the stars, consistent with the Ancient Egyptian beliefs that some of their gods and dead pharaohs exist in the sky as stars.’
    • ‘Josh, I've only viewed lawmaking from afar, but the idea of opening up bills to public viewing seems problematic.’
    • ‘The draft CDP for the city will go on display for public viewing from July 11 after technical snags stopped the earlier schedule.’
    • ‘The title is freehold and viewing is strictly by appointment through Sothern Auctioneers Limited.’
    • ‘The request was denied, although the personal financial information in Kelly's affidavit was protected from public viewing.’
    • ‘The money will be spent on a variety of things with priority given to projects such as to provide full details of planning proposals for public viewing via the website.’
    • ‘The centre will feature a café, education and exhibition space and covered viewing areas for the public to see the livestock market in full swing.’
    • ‘The remaining five ostriches have now been put in an open enclosure for public viewing.’
    • ‘He acknowledged that the club's proposals were bound to generate mixed opinions, but hoped concerns would lessen once the plans are available for public viewing.’
    • ‘The BDA plans to display large maps and zonal regulations contained in this CDP at a central location for public viewing.’
    • ‘I'm still pretty beat after all of the shenanigans of the long weekend, but wanted to post so as to allow viewing of the new template.’
    • ‘On Monday, August 26th the new website will be made available for public viewing and usage.’
    • ‘It will include a canoe run, fish pass, changing and training facility and public viewing areas.’
    • ‘Contact Neilsons Property Department on 0131-316 4444 for a schedule and note that viewing is by appointment only.’
    • ‘The aircraft was first rolled out for public viewing in 1996 when it was externally complete.’
    • ‘They are on the market for the princely sum of £1.4 million and £1.6 million respectively and were open to public viewing on Saturday.’
    1. 1.1 The action of watching something on television.
      ‘the film is quite unsuitable for family viewing’
      • ‘Fascinating and enhanced with a great soundtrack, this DVD is affordably priced and suited to many viewings.’
      • ‘Forty percent of all television viewing is now to ad-supported cable, according to industry representatives.’
      • ‘Admiration for technique and craftsmanship deepens on subsequent viewings.’
      • ‘Since then my television viewing has never risen past one-fifth what it once was.’
      • ‘I am quite sure that a dozen viewings are not enough to catch everything.’
      • ‘But surely, there are other reasons for the correlation between television viewing and violence.’
      • ‘Privileges such as television viewing should be rewards for chores completed.’
      • ‘The furor over last year's show revealed how very confused we've become over what's acceptable viewing on television these days.’
      • ‘Now, a lot of that drives television viewing and internet use.’
      • ‘Enigmatic and difficult on a first pass, Hiroshima Mon Amour is a film that rewards multiple viewings.’
      • ‘The episodes offer little that is compelling enough for repeat viewings.’
      • ‘In older children, excessive television viewing has been shown to negatively affect school performance.’
      • ‘Newspapers and television viewing are largely proscribed and inmates are often unable to contact their families for months.’
      • ‘Times have changed and what stunned us forty years ago just doesn't hold up after a couple viewings of Fight Club.’
      • ‘Is there some sort of aversion therapy involving repeated viewings of American Beauty that I need to do?’
      • ‘The culture of television viewing is changing.’
      • ‘I found the first film to get a little migraine inducing in repeat viewings, a little too clever for its own good at times.’
      • ‘In home viewing, the television's cuts and close-ups filter off superfluous action and train your attention on stage.’
      • ‘I'm not sure how it will hold up to repeat viewings, but I've seen it twice now and laughed out loud both times.’
      • ‘Normal television viewing will probably minimize some of these issues.’
      • ‘The film stands up to and even demands repeated viewings, and that makes it the perfect candidate for purchase.’
      • ‘The BBC claim that their viewing figures will be low if the game kicks off early on that Saturday.’
      • ‘At the same time, activity levels dropped with study participants indicating television viewing is their primary leisure-time activity.’
    2. 1.2count noun An opportunity to see something, especially works of art.
      ‘a private viewing of the paintings’
      • ‘A thick curtain of dried palm raffia obscured the facade of the shrine; this barrier is removed to allow public viewing only at certain moments on festival days.’
      • ‘The exhibit will be open for public viewing from Sunday, July 11 through Saturday July 17 from 12 pm to 5pm daily.’
      • ‘The statue will be open for public viewing between 5 p. m. and 10 p. m.’
      • ‘As efforts to halt the decline of Crystal Palace Park continue, a collection of rare photographs from its glory days have been released for public viewing.’
      • ‘Nor is it adequate to cast her photographs simply as social history, or worse, to allow their viewing to be productive of an easy nostalgia.’
      • ‘Receptions and dinners with private viewings of exhibits can be organised.’
      • ‘To mark her dedication, the trust is displaying her portrait for public viewing in the Gilbert Scott Gallery at the infirmary.’
      • ‘All the artists are local and take pride in making their work available for public viewing in the town.’
      • ‘It has a small stable of artists from Britain, France, Poland and Ireland who will sell their work through private viewings.’
      • ‘The treasures of the Mansion House will be open to public viewing by residents of York in the ‘Residents First’ weekend next Saturday and Sunday.’
      • ‘You can see how the light changes or how you react to it on second or third viewings.’
      • ‘The coming month will see the first public viewing of work by a new generation of Scottish artists as art schools send their final year students into the big wide world.’
      • ‘At evening viewings, comfortable cushions and blankets are placed on the lounge chairs.’
      • ‘His paintings tell a story, with their depth and subtlety continuing to satisfy and inspire after countless viewings.’
      • ‘While online viewing doesn't allow you to examine the tactile nature of the prints, it presents a good opportunity to view a wide variety of work in a short period of time.’
      • ‘There will be a public reception on August 10, but until then viewing is by appointment only.’
      • ‘The exhibition is on show throughout April, but viewing is by appointment only.’
      • ‘It has allowed a last public viewing on January 31 before the bulldozers roll in.’