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  1. nesting(Noun)

    The process by which a bird nests.

  2. nesting(Noun)

    The enclosure of one loop, block, etc. of code inside another.


  1. Nesting

    Nesting refers to the process of efficiently manufacturing parts from flat raw material. Companies manufacturing parts from flat raw material such as sheet metal use a variety of technologies to perform this task. The sheet metal nesting for flat sheets and nesting for coils are different algorithms. Material may be cut using off-line blanking dies, lasers, plasma, punches, shear blades, ultrasonic knives and even water jet cutters. In order to minimize the amount of scrap raw material produced by this process, companies use nesting software. The software analyses the parts to be produced at a particular time. Using proprietary algorithms, it then determines how to lay these parts out in such a way as to produce the required quantities of parts, while minimizing the amount of raw material wasted. A number of off-the-shelf nesting software address the optimization needs. While some cater to only rectangular nesting others also offer profile or shape nesting where the parts required can be any odd shape and not just rectangles. These irregular parts can be created using popular CAD tools. Most of the profile nesting software can read IGES or DXF profile files automatically, a few of them work with built-in converters.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nesting in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nesting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of nesting in a Sentence

  1. Vic Doig:

    When the birds are nesting there, the island is a chaotic, loud, busy place. All of a sudden, it’s like a ghost town.

  2. Chris Graff:

    We know that there's manatees in the area, there's turtle nesting areas in the area, there's some bird activity in the area. All of these are concerns for us.

  3. Deborah Nagin:

    Stoves and refrigerators both produce heat and moisture, and food debris can gather in both areas. Mice will use stove insulation for nesting materials as well.

  4. Ventana Wildlife Society:

    This pair of condors is suspected of nesting in a remote portion of the Ventana Wilderness in the Arroyo Seco drainage, biologists have never entered the nest because of the area's inaccessibility.

  5. Chip Fletcher:

    As we moved around the island this past July, every single step we had to be careful, because there was evidence of turtle nesting, but, thankfully, most of the eggs would have hatched and the hatchlings gone, by the time the hurricane hit.

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