cushioning cushioning  /ˈkʊ ʃə nɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort

Usage(s):

  1. Cushioning doesn't seem to reduce foot impact, he's told in the book by the very few doctors who've studied this stuff.
  2. Microprocessor-controlled cushioning then adjusts the heels' stiffness so they become more rigid on dirt trails, for example, and softer on pavement or when you're walking.
  3. The Power Trainer is for the bulky guys; it comes with extra cushioning at the bottom to absorb the downward force of a squat thrust.

News

  1. Tanzania current account deficit narrows 13 pct in year to April

    DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's current account deficit narrowed by 13.3 percent in the year to April, with stronger tourism, manufacturing and agricultural output and earnings cushioning a decline in gold exports, its central bank said on Friday. The current account deficit narrowed to $3.94 billion in the 12 months to April from $4.54 billion during the same period last year. The bank did ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Loose Fill Bag meets sustainability requirements.

    Intended for cushioning and void-fill shipping applications, PakNatural® Biodegradable Cushion Bag encases Sealed Air’s PakNatural loose fill solution within protective film made from biodegradable, compostable, and renewable material. Resulting bags exhibit non-abrasive properties, and no equipment is necessary. Available in 3 sizes, protective packaging solution suits operations that ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. ConsumerWatch: UPS Customer Caught Off Guard By ‘Insurance’ Claim Denial

    Byron Gee of San Francisco thought he did everything right when he recently shipped two headlights cross-country via UPS. The San Francisco chef re-packaged the headlights in their original boxes and added extra newspaper for cushioning. He made sure there was foam covering the edges of the headlights so they wouldn’t scratch. And when the clerk at his local UPS store asked him if he wanted to ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS San Francisco

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Quotes

  1. "Not that many people end up down here, but just in case they do, we want to make sure they've got some cushioning," Wheeler said of the project that will cost about $110,000. "I wanted to do this for a while. The Las Vegas deal, we saw it is...
    on Apr 29, 2008 By: Humpy Wheeler Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The international business is cushioning the weakness in America at the moment," Schultz said.
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Howard Schultz Source: Reuters Canada

  3. Brendan Barber, general secretary of the TUC, said: "There will be worries about whether employees who took up this option could end up losing redundancy rights and the big cut in income they will face, without any cushioning redundancy pay for the...
    on Jul 5, 2009 By: Brendan Barber Source: Times Online

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