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Definition 1: creating figures or designs in three dimensions - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for carving in the sense of this definition

(carving is a kind of ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

(carving is a kind of ...) the study and creation of visual works of art

(... is a kind of carving ) a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied

Definition 2: removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for carving in the sense of this definition

(carving is a kind of ...) the act of creating by removing something

(... is a kind of carving ) a carving or line drawing on rock (especially one made by prehistoric people)

(... is a kind of carving ) the replacement of an edge or solid angle (as in cutting a gemstone) by a plane (especially by a plane that is equally inclined to the adjacent faces)

Definition 3: a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape - [noun denoting artifact]

(carving is a kind of ...) a three-dimensional work of plastic art

(... is a kind of carving ) an ornamental carving consisting of five arcs arranged in a circle

(... is a kind of carving ) carvings or engravings (especially on precious stones)

(... is a kind of carving ) a carving (or engraving) on whalebone, whale ivory, walrus tusk, etc., usually by American whalers

(... is a kind of carving ) a decoration consisting of wormlike carvings

(... is a kind of carving ) a carving created by carving wood

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