clearing

/klear"ing/, n.
1. the act of a person or thing that clears; the process of becoming clear.
2. a tract of land, as in a forest, that contains no trees or bushes.
3. the reciprocal exchange between banks of checks and drafts, and the settlement of the differences.
4. clearings, the total of claims settled at a clearinghouse.
[1350-1400; ME clering. See CLEAR, -ING1]

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