Definition of Thinning

1. Noun. The act of diluting something. "The thinning of paint with turpentine"

Exact synonyms: Cutting
Generic synonyms: Dilution
Derivative terms: Cut, Thin



Definition of Thinning

1. Verb. (present participle of thin) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thinning

1. thin [v] - See also: thin

Medical Definition of Thinning

1. Partial or complete removal of undesirable or excess plants. (09 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Thinning

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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"The labor spent in late thinning is usually wasted so far as ... No definite rule ran be given as to the amount of irait to be left in thinning. ..."

2. The Practice of Silviculture, with Particular Reference to Its Application by Ralph Chipman Hawley (1921)
"The German or Ordinary Method of thinning. — Sometimes termed "thinning from below." In this method the principle used is to take out the poorest crown ..."

3. The Principles of Fruit-growing, with Applications to Practice by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"thinning of the mature Winesap tree pays in money returns the first year. The more evenly distributed the fruit on the tree, the more uniform will be the ..."

4. Rural Affairs by John Jacob Thomas (1866)
"With most kinds, a great error is committed by not sufficiently thinning out the fruit-the trees are injured when allowed to overbear, and the fruit is far ..."

5. The Principles of Fruit-growing, with Applications to Practice by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"thinning of the mature Winesap tree pays in money returna the first year. The more evenly distributed the fruit on the tree, the more uniform will be the ..."

6. The American Fruit Culturist by John Jacobs Thomas (1897)
"thinning. NEXT to good cultivation, nothing contributes more to bring out the excellent qualities of fruit, and to give it size and a handsome appearance, ..."

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