The act that results in something coming to be:
— The making of measurements.
— It was already in the making.
An attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something:
— She has the makings of fine musician.
usually plural The components needed for making or doing something.
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Moby thesaurus: ability, adjunct, appurtenance, aspect, bump, caliber, capability, capacity, capital gains, circumstance, cleanup, clear profit, component, constituent, contents, detail, dividends, dower, dowry, earnings ... show more.
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