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They were targeting those people I referred to as 'little Eichmanns.' These were legitimate targets.
Ward Churchill

Meaning of "targeting" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TARGETING

targeting  [ˈtɑːɡɪtɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TARGETING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Targeting is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TARGETING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Targeting

Targeting is to make a thing or group of things a target, to select it or them to be acted upon. ▪ Targeting, to select objects or installations to be attacked, taken, or destroyed ▪ Targeting, to determine where to spend the resources of time, money, manpower and attention when campaigning for election ▪ Targeted advertising, to select a demographic or other group of people to advertise to, and create advertisements appropriately ▪ Targeting pods, in warfare ▪ Targeting tower, a radio frequency antenna ▪ Behavioral targeting, in marketing ▪ Gene targeting, in genetics ▪ Geo targeting, in internet marketing ▪ Geographic targeting, in geography ▪ Inflation targeting, in economics ▪ Protein targeting, in cell biology, is the mechanism by which a protein is transported to its proper destination...

Definition of targeting in the English dictionary

The first definition of targeting in the dictionary is the act of deciding to attack a particular point, area, or person physically. Other definition of targeting is the act of attempting to appeal to a person or group or to influence them in some way. Targeting is also the act of directing or aiming something at a particular group of people.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TARGETING


calculating
ˈkælkjʊˌleɪtɪŋ
dating
ˈdeɪtɪŋ
decorating
ˈdɛkəˌreɪtɪŋ
editing
ˈedɪtɪŋ
exciting
ɪkˈsaɪtɪŋ
fascinating
ˈfæsɪˌneɪtɪŋ
fighting
ˈfaɪtɪŋ
fitting
ˈfɪtɪŋ
knitting
ˈnɪtɪŋ
lighting
ˈlaɪtɪŋ
limiting
ˈlɪmɪtɪŋ
marketing
ˈmɑːkɪtɪŋ
operating
ˈɒpəreɪtɪŋ
rating
ˈreɪtɪŋ
sitting
ˈsɪtɪŋ
skating
ˈskeɪtɪŋ
songwriting
ˈsɒŋˌraɪtɪŋ
visiting
ˈvɪzɪtɪŋ
waiting
ˈweɪtɪŋ
writing
ˈraɪtɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TARGETING

targe
target
target area
target audience
target group
target language
target man
target market
target practice
target price
target vehicle
targetable
targeteer
targetitis
targetless

WORDS THAT END LIKE TARGETING

accounting
annual general meeting
board meeting
budgeting
buffeting
carpeting
committee meeting
competing
direct marketing
e-marketing
fleeting
general meeting
greeting
meeting
neuromarketing
riveting
sales meeting
sheeting
sweeting
telemarketing
ticketing

Synonyms and antonyms of targeting in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TARGETING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «targeting» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of targeting

Translation of «targeting» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TARGETING

Find out the translation of targeting to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of targeting from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «targeting» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

针对
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

focalización
570 millions of speakers

English

targeting
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

को लक्षित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

استهداف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

таргетинга
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

segmentação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লক্ষ্য করে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ciblage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penargetan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Targeting
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ターゲティング
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

대상
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Targeting
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhắm mục tiêu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இலக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लक्ष्यीकरण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hedeflemesi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

il targeting
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ukierunkowanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

таргетингу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

direcționare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στόχευση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

fokus
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

targeting
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

målretting
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of targeting

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TARGETING»

The term «targeting» is very widely used and occupies the 10.576 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TARGETING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about targeting

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10 QUOTES WITH «TARGETING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word targeting.
1
John Abizaid
I think what actually works best is local-level individual targeting of key leadership nodes.
2
Fatou Bensouda
We say that the ICC is targeting Africans, but all of the victims in our cases in Africa are African victims.
3
Preet Bharara
The aggressive use of wiretaps is important: It shows that we are targeting white-collar insider-trading rings with the same powerful investigative tools that have worked so successfully against the mob and drug cartels.
4
Ward Churchill
They were targeting those people I referred to as 'little Eichmanns.' These were legitimate targets.
5
Gail Collins
The IRS targeting certain groups for harassment because of their politics would be unfair. If we found out the NSA was keeping special tabs on everyone who worshiped at a mosque or took a Bible trip through the Middle East, you'd have an uprising.
6
Jan Egeland
Secondly, the Government of Sudan should commit to the disarmament and control of the Janjaweed militia and ensure that the targeting of civilians ceases immediately.
7
Richard Engel
Assad's regime helped ISIS grow by attacking other opposition forces and rarely targeting ISIS.
8
Jack Germond
Politicians read the polls that show 85 or 90 percent of the voters profess a belief in God, so they identify themselves with religion, often only to the degree necessary to reach the constituency they are targeting.
9
Alcee Hastings
Unprovoked attacks on Israel's borders, murdering Israeli soldiers, taking Israeli hostages and showering rockets targeting and killing Israeli civilians are not furthering any legitimate goal.
10
Trip Hawkins
So the guy that we're really targeting our system at this year is one of the guys who brought a 16bit system three or four years ago and has pretty much had it with that, and he's ready to buy something new.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TARGETING»

Discover the use of targeting in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to targeting and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Targeting Terrorists: A License to Kill?
Targeting Terrorists: A License to Kill? examines the political history and ethics of targeted killing.
Avery Plaw, 2008
2
Inflation Targeting: Lessons from the International Experience
This text begins by explaining the unique features and advantages of inflation targeting. The authors argue that the simplicity and openness of inflation targeting make it far easier to understand the intent and effects of monetary policy.
Thomas Laubach, Frederic S. Mishkin, 2001
3
Targeting Guns: Firearms and Their Control
In Targeting Guns, Kleck follows the line of argument and careful statistical inference of his earlier prizewinning volume, Point Blank, while updating the literature reviews and statistical information, and adding two chapters.
Gary Kleck
4
Drug Delivery and Targeting: For Pharmacists and ...
An accessible and easy-to-read textbook, Drug Delivery and Targeting for Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists is the first book to provide a comprehensive introduction to the principles of advanced drug delivery and targeting, their ...
Anya M. Hillery, Andrew W. Lloyd, James Swarbrick, 2003
5
Pharmaceutics: Drug Delivery and Targeting
This FASTtrack book systematically reviews important concepts and facts relating to the delivery and targeting of drugs.
Yvonne Perrie, Thomas Rades, 2012
6
Targeting Civilians in War:
In this vitally important book on a topic of acute concern for anyone interested in military strategy, international security, or human rights, Alexander B. Downes reminds readers that democratic and authoritarian governments alike will ...
Alexander B. Downes, 2011
7
Targeting Autism: What We Know, Don't Know, and Can Do to ...
What We Know, Don't Know, and Can Do to Help Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Shirley Cohen. Language has many functions. A young child can use language to ask for attention, help, or affection; to request food or toys; ...
Shirley Cohen, 2006
8
The Contemporary Law of Targeting
This book provides an analysis of the law of targeting during an armed conflict; focusing on what is a lawful target, what is proportional collateral damage, and describing a process by which legal responsibility for targeting decisions can ...
Ian Henderson, 2009
9
Targeting Media
In the Targeting Media series of resources for secondary school students. Provides teaching ideas and resource materials for a range of text types, with complete units of work.
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10
Smart Sanctions: Targeting Economic Statecraft
Some of the world's leading sanctions experts and practitioners join together in this book to provide a compendium on the emerging theory and practice of 'smart' sanctions that minimise unintended humanitarian consequences.
David Cortright, George A. Lopez, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TARGETING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term targeting is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Twitter Introduces Event-Based Ad Targeting
Marketers often buy Twitter ads in an attempt to capitalize on buzz around major cultural and sporting events like the Oscars, the Super Bowl and “Sharknado” ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
2
Assad troops and rebels targeting civilians in Syria: UN
GENEVA Syrian government forces have dropped barrel bombs on Aleppo nearly daily this year, amounting to the war crime of targeting civilians, and insurgent ... «Reuters, Jun 15»
3
North Korea accuses US of targeting it with anthrax
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea accused the United States of targeting it with anthrax and asked the United Nations Security Council to investigate ... «Yahoo News, Jun 15»
4
Twitter (TWTR) Announces Installed App Category Targeting for …
We're excited to introduce installed app category targeting: a new tool that enables app advertisers to reach users based on the categories of apps they have ... «StreetInsider.com, Jun 15»
5
Spotify's New "Playlist Targeting" Lets Brands Segment Ad …
Spotify's new “Playlist targeting” ad platform uses data pulled from the site's more than 1.5 billion playlists to create audience segments based on activities and ... «Marketing Land, Apr 15»
6
Twitter Follows Facebook, Adds Purchase-Based Targeting
It happens on Facebook and now it will happen on Twitter. Twitter unveiled an extension of its relationships with Acxiom and Datalogix it's calling Partner ... «AdAge.com, Mar 15»
7
CIA analysis: 'high-value targeting' had limited effect against Taliban
The document, titled “Making High-Value Targeting Operations an Effective Counterinsurgency Tool,” is dated July 7, 2009, and was produced as the Obama ... «Washington Post, Dec 14»
8
Atlanta Police Searching for Killer Who May Be Targeting Homeless
"Please be aware that it appears that we have somebody that is targeting people that are sleeping at night, and we're very concerned about that," said Capt. «NBCNews.com, Nov 14»
9
Facebook Turns On "Bandwidth Targeting" To Match Mobile Ads To …
Facebook today counts more users, and faster growth, outside of its home market of the U.S. than inside it, but the U.S. still accounts for nearly half of all the ... «TechCrunch, Aug 14»
10
Steve Shaw notes changes to targeting rule, quarterback safety and …
HOOVER, Alabama - The targeting rule is doing what it's intended to do, SEC coordinator of officials Steve Shaw said at SEC Media Days, but there will be major ... «al.com, Jul 14»

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