Skimming vs Smoothing - What's the difference?

skimming | smoothing |


As verbs the difference between skimming and smoothing

is that skimming is while smoothing is .

As nouns the difference between skimming and smoothing

is that skimming is something skimmed from a surface etc while smoothing is the act by which something is made smooth.

skimming

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something skimmed from a surface etc.
  • aluminium skimmings
    sorghum syrup skimmings
  • A motion or action that skims.
  • * Oliver Sacks, Awakenings
  • I was forced, too, to wonder if my previous world-views had not been too pallid, too superficial, and altogether too 'rational' — mere skimmings or skatings on the surface of reality

    smoothing

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is made smooth.