Clearing may refer to:

  • Glade (geography), a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area
  • Deforestation, the clearing away of trees to make farmland
  • Clearing (finance), the process of settling a transaction after committing to it
  • Market clearing, the matching of supply and demand via price movement
  • Clearing, Chicago, a community area in Chicago, US
  • Clearing (telecommunications), the disconnecting of a call
  • Clearing (UCAS), used by some applicants applying for higher education courses in the UK – helps applicants without places to find institutions with courses that still have places available
  • Clearing (album), an album by Fred Frith
  • Yarn clearing, in textile industry
  • Clearing in Scientology, the pseudo-scientific practice of "clearing engrams" used in Scientology.

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