AskDefine | Define mounting

Dictionary Definition



1 an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.) [syn: climb, climbing]
2 framework used for support or display

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. describes something that continues to mount; steadily accumulating.
    mounting debts



  1. present participle of mount


  1. Something mounted; an attachment

Extensive Definition

Mount may refer to:

Displays and equipment

  • Lens mount, an interface used to fix a lens to a camera
  • Telescope mount, a device used to support a telescope
  • A fixed point for attaching equipment, such as a hardpoint on an airframe
  • The display of an item on a heavy backing such as foamcore
  • Preparing dead animals for display in taxidermy

Computing and software


Other meanings

mounting in Bosnian: Gora (čvor)
mounting in German: Mount
mounting in French: Mount
mounting in Japanese: マウント

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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