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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cutting, thinningnoun

    the act of diluting something

    "the cutting of whiskey with water"; "the thinning of paint with turpentine"

Wikipedia

  1. Thinning

    Thinning is a term used in agricultural sciences to mean the removal of some plants, or parts of plants, to make room for the growth of others. Selective removal of parts of a plant such as branches, buds, or roots is typically known as pruning. In forestry, thinning is the selective removal of trees, primarily undertaken to improve the growth rate or health of the remaining trees. Overcrowded trees are under competitive stress from their neighbors. Thinning may be done to increase the resistance of the stand to environmental stress such as drought, insect infestation, extreme temperature, or wildfire.

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  1. thinning

    Thinning generally refers to the process of reducing the density, volume or number of something. This could involve removing certain items or elements to lessen congestion, overcrowding or complexity. The specific meaning of 'thinning' would vary depending on the context in which it is used, such as in hair care, gardening, painting, etc. For example, in gardening, it might refer to the removal of excess plants to allow the remaining ones to grow better, while in painting, it might refer to the process of diluting paint for a smoother application.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thinning

    of Thin

Wikidata

  1. Thinning

    Thinning is a term used in agricultural sciences to mean the removal of some plants, or parts of plants, to make room for the growth of others.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thinning in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thinning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of thinning in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Lim:

    The market can't sustain that many; there's going to be a thinning out of the herd.

  2. Daniel Lim:

    The market can’t sustain that many; there’s going to be a thinning out of the herd.

  3. Andy Shepherd:

    I think the new estimates of ice loss computed (from the thinning of the ice) are far too high, because the glaciers in this sector just haven't speeded up that much.

  4. Anthony Ambrose:

    The current drought in California has contributed to substantial tree mortality, a trend that will certainly continue into the future.Increasing temperatures will continue to stress trees and forests of the state in the future, and having the ability to periodically monitor forest conditions over large spatial scales is important, this information will be extremely useful for both public and private forestland managers in their decision-making process, e.g., for prioritizing areas for prescribed fire or mechanical thinning to reduce competition for water and decrease fire risk.

  5. Amy Arnsten:

    One of the most striking( effects) is thinning of the gray matter of an area of the brain called the prefrontal cortex, it helps us to act appropriately. It gives us insight about ourselves and others. It gives us perspective. It allows us to do complex decision-making and to be able to have thoughtful, abstract reasoning rather than concrete or habitual responses.

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