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Dictionary definition for: Painting

1. (n) graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso" "he bought the painting as an investment" "his pictures hang in the Louvre"

2. (n) creating a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years"

3. (n) the act of applying paint to a surface; "you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"

4. (n) the occupation of a house painter; "house painting was the only craft he knew"

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