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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 -ing /ɪŋ ||iŋ; ||ɪn, ən ||in; ||ṇ, ṃ, ǝŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 1.  A suffix used to from present participles; as, singing, playing.
 2.  A suffix used to form nouns from verbs, and signifying the act of; the result of the act; as, riding, dying, feeling. It has also a secondary collective force; as, shipping, clothing.
 Note:The Old English ending of the present participle and verbal noun became confused, both becoming -ing.
 3.  A suffix formerly used to form diminutives; as, lording, farthing.