Etymology
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fingering (n.1)

"action or method of using the fingers in playing a musical instrument," late 14c., fyngerynge, noun of action from finger (v.). Mid-15c. as "action of touching lightly."

fingering (n.2)

"thick, loose woolen yarn," 1680s, from fingram, from French fin grain, literally "fine grain."

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Definitions of fingering

fingering (n.)
the placement of the fingers for playing different notes (or sequences of notes) on a musical instrument;
fingering (n.)
touching something with the fingers;
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