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Meaning of "food web" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FOOD WEB

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FOOD WEB

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Food web is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FOOD WEB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Food web

A food web (or food cycle) depicts feeding connections (what-eats-what) in an ecological community and hence is also referred to as a consumer-resource system. Ecologists can broadly lump all life forms into one of two categories called trophic levels: 1) the autotrophs, and 2) the heterotrophs. To maintain their bodies, grow, develop, and to reproduce, autotrophs produce organic matter from inorganic substances, including both minerals and gases such as carbon dioxide. These chemical reactions require energy, which mainly comes from the sun and largely by photosynthesis, although a very small amount comes from hydrothermal vents and hot springs. A gradient exists between trophic levels running from complete autotrophs that obtain their sole source of carbon from the atmosphere, to mixotrophs (such as carnivorous plants) that are autotrophic organisms that partially obtain organic matter from sources other than the atmosphere, and complete heterotrophs that must feed to obtain organic matter. The linkages in a food web illustrate the feeding pathways, such as where heterotrophs obtain organic matter by feeding on autotrophs and other heterotrophs.

Definition of food web in the English dictionary

The definition of food web in the dictionary is a combination of food chains that integrate to form a network.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FOOD WEB

food mixer
food parcel
food poisoning
food pollen
food prices
food processing
food processor
food rationing
food shares
food shopping
food stamp
Food Standards Agency
food stylist
food subsidy
food supplement
food supplies
food technology
food vacuole
food value
food wrap

WORDS THAT END LIKE FOOD WEB

celeb
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cobweb
cosmic web
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Feb
funnel-web
interweb
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Leb
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Maghreb
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spider´s web
spiderweb
the web
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World Wide Web
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Synonyms and antonyms of food web in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «food web» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FOOD WEB

Find out the translation of food web to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of food web from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «food web» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

食物网
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

red alimentaria
570 millions of speakers

English

food web
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वेब भोजन
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الشبكة الغذائية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пищевой сети
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

teia alimentar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খাদ্য ওয়েব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

trophique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Makanan web
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nahrungsnetz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

食物網
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

먹이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pangan web
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

web thực phẩm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உணவு சங்கிலி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अन्न वेब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

besin ağı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rete alimentare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jedzenie internetowej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

харчової мережі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

web alimente
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

τροφική αλυσίδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

voedselweb
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

näringsväv
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

næringsnett
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FOOD WEB»

The term «food web» is regularly used and occupies the 78.520 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about food web

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FOOD WEB»

Discover the use of food web in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to food web and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Teaming with Microbes: A Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web
Smart gardeners know that soil is anything but an inert substance.
Wayne Lewis, Jeff Lowenfels, 2010
2
Secrets of the Garden: Food Chains and the Food Web in Our ...
Depicts a family of four who make their garden their summer home as they prepare the soil, plant seeds, water the garden, and watch for a harvest of vegetables.
Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, 2012
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Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds: The Story of a Food Web
Presents a portrait of the Delaware Bay in the spring when a wide variety of animals, including minnows, mice, turtles, raccoons, and especially migrating shorebirds, come to feed on the billions of eggs laid by horseshoe crabs. Reprint.
Victoria Crenson, 2009
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The Food Web of a Tropical Rain Forest
This volume helps fill the gap by presenting a comprehensive description and analysis of the animal community of the tropical rain forest at El Verde, Puerto Rico.
Douglas P. Reagan, Robert B. Waide, 1996
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Food Webs
This edition adds a new foreword covering recent developments in the study of food webs and demonstrating their continuing importance to conservation biology, particularly attemts to predict which communities are most culnerable to ...
Stuart L. Pimm, 2002
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Energetic Food Webs: An Analysis of Real and Model Ecosystems
This book integrates the latest work on community dynamics, ecosystems energetics, and stability to dispel categorisation of the field into separate subdiciplines of population, community, and ecosystem ecology.
John C. Moore, Peter C. de Ruiter, 2012
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Mountain Food Chains
If you draw lines between the organisms in a habitat that eat each other, you create a diagram called a food web. It is called a web because it looks rather like a tangled spider's web! In food web diagrams, the arrows lead from the food to the ...
Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury, 2004
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Bioavailability and Toxicity of Microcystins in the Aquatic ...
Keywords: microcystins, fish, proteolytic digestion, thiol-LR, internal standard, MeOH extraction, LC-MS, aquaculture, Hexagenia, LC50, cyanobacteria, odorous compounds
Juliette L. Smith, 2008
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Ecological Networks: Linking Structure to Dynamics in Food Webs
These networks of predator-prey interactions, conjured in Darwin's image of a "tangled bank," provide a paradigmatic example of complex adaptive systems. This book is based on a February 2004 Santa Fe Institute workshop.
Mercedes Pascual, Jennifer A. Dunne, 2006
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Food Webs: Interconnecting Food Chains
Discusses how organisms in a food web interact with each other, helping to understand the balance of nature.
Susan H. Gray, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FOOD WEB»

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That rattling sound is the food chain | San Diego Reader
Along with fueling new diseases and altering habitat, the warmer conditions weave a tangled food web. #“Warming, such as has occurred with ... «San Diego Reader, Jul 15»
2
Sharks Face a Growing Threat in Warming and Acidic Seas …
She found that phytoplankton, the base of the marine food web, would decrease as the ocean warmed and create a chain effect up the ... «Discovery News, Jul 15»
3
'Loon Rangers' ready for 5-year count of northern lake birds
... they're exposed to botulism, which is related to how aquatic invasive species have changed the food web in the Great Lakes," Lemoine said. «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jul 15»
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It's time to save sharks, not destroy them | Fox News
The world's aquatic food web is so intricate and interdependent that if we pull out one piece, it may have drastic, unpredictable effects. «Fox News, Jul 15»
5
Ecologist discusses management of New Jersey's forests, open …
This cycle has impacted not just plants but the entire food web, including native species such as birds, butterflies, dragonflies, salamanders and ... «Daily Record, Jul 15»
6
It's a shark's world and we're swimming in it - By Lexi Coon …
"They represent the top predators in the reef food web, and their presence means there are lots of fish present to support them," said University ... «Cape Gazette, Jul 15»
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Invasive Plant Council working to keep zebra mussels out of area …
They negatively impact the food web, forcing native fish to compete for food. In Okanagan Lake alone, experts have estimates of over $40 ... «Kootenay News Advertiser, Jul 15»
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Fisheries should be managed within larger ecological context, study …
However, once the biodiversity losses became too great and only about a third of the species in a food web remained, a collapse ensued ... «FIS, Jul 15»
9
Jeff Lowenfels: Letting go of the pristine lawn
It wasn't healthy for the soil microbes or for the rest of the soil food web that existed everywhere around, but not in my lawn. I never saw a worm ... «Alaska Dispatch News, Jul 15»
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Rising CO2 levels redistributing the world's food fish: UBC study …
Acidification reduces the nutrients available to the tiny sea creature and plants that form the foundation of the ocean food web. The report ... «Vancouver Sun, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Food web [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/food-web>. Sep 2020 ».
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