Pronunciation: (flash'ing), [key]
1. Building Trades.pieces of sheet metal or the like used to cover and protect certain joints and angles, as where a roof comes in contact with a wall or chimney, esp. against leakage.
2. the act of creating an artificial flood in a conduit or stream, as in a sewer for cleansing it.
3. Photog., Motion Pictures.the process of increasing film speed by exposing undeveloped film briefly to a weak light source before using it or of exposing photographic printing paper to reduce contrast.
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