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Shaping can refer to:

  • In electricity generation, maintaining reliable delivery, for example by use of pumped storage hydroelectricity
  • Shaping (psychology), the reinforcement of successive approximations to train a type of behavior
  • Traffic shaping, internet traffic management
  • Shaping (mechanical), a material removal process in which a cutting tool takes mass and shapes a stationary object to produce a sculpted or plane surface.
    • Gear shaper, the shaping process used specifically for gear manufacturing
  • Shaping (audio), modifications both additive and subtractive that alter the final timbre of the initial audio wave whether this is produced as an acoustic sound wave or an electric signal