Definitions for "Thinning"
The planned removal of trees during the development of a forest, used to regulate characteristics of tree growth through adjustments in tree spacing and density without creating a new age class.
Pulling or clipping the weak seedlings in a pot or row in order to leave the others room enough to develop.
Forest practices used to accelerate tree growth of quality trees in the shortest interval of time.
Keywords:  backside, ccd, uniformly, etching, gate
The etching away of silicon from the backside of a CCD. Thinning is done in a large bath of acid (see left). The device is mounted on a support (see left) and agitated. Wax is used to mount the device to its support, since the acid does not attack wax. When the acid has eaten away a certain amount of silicon, the CCD that was once 0.010" thick becomes approximately 0.0005" thick! (That acid must be hungry.)
Most bellows are formed by application of internal pressure to a tube with a diameter approximately equal to the final convolution inside diameter. The material is drawn from the length of the tube. As a general rule the original tube length is approximately three times longer than the finished part. Thinning may occur at the Root and Crest of the convolutions depending on the forming method used. The maximum thinning for Hyspan bellows is 5%. Most bellows performance data is based on material parameters in the "as formed" condition.
Process that uses acid etching to uniformly reduce the size of CCDs to approximately 10 µm so that an image can be focused on the backside of its parallel register (where there is no gate structure). Thinned CCDs exhibit a high sensitivity to photons ranging from the soft x-ray to the near-infrared regions of the spectrum.
The process of adding volatile liquid to a coating to reduce its viscosity. The liquid may be a solvent, diluent or a mixture of both. Thinning may also be called reducing or "adding makeup solvent".
The process of adding volatile liquid to a coating to reduce its viscosity. This liquid may be solvent, diluent, or mixtures of both. Also may be called reducing or "adding make-up solvent."
A process whereby a line is generalized through a series of rules that reduce the number of data points while maintaining the basic shape of the feature.
Keywords:  weeding, see
See weeding.
trimming back unwanted foliage on the vines to improve access and give better circulation of light and air.