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Coping

Coping is the efforts to control, reduce, or learn to tolerate the threats that lead to stress.


Coping responding to stress in a way that reduces the threat and its effects; includes what a person does, feels, or thinks in order to master, tolerate, or decrease the negative effects or a stressful situation.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Coping
- The highest or covering course of masonry in a wall, often with sloping edges to carry off water; -- sometimes called capping.
2. Coping
- of Cope
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