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Meaning of "slash-and-burn" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SLASH-AND-BURN

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SLASH-AND-BURN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Slash-And-Burn is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SLASH-AND-BURN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Slash-and-burn

Slash-and-burn is an agricultural technique that involves the cutting and burning of trees and plants in forests or woodlands to create fields. It is subsistence agriculture that typically uses little technology or other tools. It is typically part of shifting cultivation agriculture, and of transhumance livestock herding. Old terms for slash-and-burn in English include assarting, swidden, and fire-fallow cultivation. Today the term slash-and-burn is mainly associated with tropical rain forests. Slash-and-burn techniques are used by between 200 and 500 million people worldwide. In 2004 it was estimated that, in Brazil alone, 500,000 small farmers each cleared an average of one hectare of forest per year. The technique is not sustainable beyond a certain population density because, without the trees, the soil quality soon becomes too poor to support crops. The farmers have to move on to virgin forest and repeat the process. Methods such as Inga alley farming have been proposed as an alternative to this ecological destruction.

Definition of slash-and-burn in the English dictionary

The definition of slash-and-burn in the dictionary is denoting a short-term method of cultivation in which land is cleared by destroying and burning trees and other vegetation for temporary agricultural use.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SLASH-AND-BURN

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WORDS THAT END LIKE SLASH-AND-BURN

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Bannockburn
Blackburn
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burn
cigarette burn
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heartburn
Hepburn
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Lilburn
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money to burn
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Tyburn

Synonyms and antonyms of slash-and-burn in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «slash-and-burn» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SLASH-AND-BURN

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

Translator English - Chinese

斜线和烧
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de roza y quema
570 millions of speakers

English

slash-and-burn
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्लेश और जला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خفض والحرق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подсечно- огневое
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

corte-e -queima
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কাট এবং বার্ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

slash - and-burn
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Slash-and-burn
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schrägstrich - und-brennen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

焼畑
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

화전
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Slash-and-burn
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

chặt và đốt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உடைத்துவிட்டு எரித்துவிடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्लॅश आणि बर्न
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çizgi-ve-yanmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

slash- and- burn
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

slash - and-burn
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підсічно - вогневе
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

slash - și - arde
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κάθετος - και - έγκαυμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

streep - en-brand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

slash - and- bränner
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

slash - and- brenner
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of slash-and-burn

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SLASH-AND-BURN»

The term «slash-and-burn» is regularly used and occupies the 56.867 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SLASH-AND-BURN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about slash-and-burn

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SLASH-AND-BURN»

Discover the use of slash-and-burn in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to slash-and-burn and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Slash-and-Burn Agriculture: The Search for Alternatives
The problem and approach; Thematic research; Site-specific alternatives to slash-and-burn agriculture; National perspectives; Cross-site comparisons and conclusions.
Cheryl Ann Palm, Stephen A. Vosti, Pedro A. Sanchez, 2013
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Slash and Burn
Joe Hunter uses the skills he perfected with the CIA and in Special Ops to solve problems.
Matt Hilton, 2011
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From Slash-and-burn to Replanting: Green Revolutions in the ...
Sustainability. of. Slash-and-Burn. Although some smallholders still try to clear forest to grow paddy, most upland paddy growers generally depend on the fallow system. In Malinau they even manage to shorten the fallow duration to only three  ...
François Ruf, Frederic Lançon, 2004
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Slash and Burn: A Dr. Siri Mystery Set in Laos
2. MEANWHILE, IN METRO MANILA Nino Sebastian had done very nicely for himself out of his stint with Air America. He'd lived frugally, made a little extra here and there by selling things that weren't exactly his to sell, and unlike the Romeos  ...
Colin Cotterill, 2011
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Slash-and-burn Rice Systems in the Hills of Northern Lao ...
The present government policies give high priority to reducing the area under slash-and-burn agriculture and thereby limiting farmers' access to land. These efforts, combined with rapid population growth, have resulted in shorter fallow cycles ...
W. Roder, 2001
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Slash and Char as Alternative to Slash and Burn: Soil ...
The agricultural produces charcoal out of fallow vegetation instead of converting it to carbon dioxide through burning. Slash and char improves soil quality by transferring organic carbon into recalcitrant soil organic matter pools.
‎2007
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Global Climate Change and Tropical Ecosystems
Slash-and-Burn. Effects. on. Carbon. Stocks. in. the. Humid. Tropics. P.L. Woomer , C.A. Palm, J. Alegre, C. Castilla, D.G. Cordeiro, K. Hairiah, J. Kotto-Same, A. Moukam, A. Riese, V. Rodrigues and M. van Noordwijk I. Introduction The relative  ...
John M. Kimble, Bobby A. Stewart, 1999
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Introduction to Cultural Ecology
All peoples and cultures face environmental issues—but as this accessible text shows, how they respond to such issues varies widely around the world and across human history.
Mark Q. Sutton, E. N. Anderson, 2013
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Rainforest Ecosystems of East Kalimantan: El Niño, Drought, ...
17.1. Introduction. Slash-and burn agriculture is one of the major causes of forest degradation in the tropics and is widespread in Kalimantan (Spencer 1 966, Kartawinata et al. 1 98 1 ). In the interior of East Kalimantan, some secondary forests ...
Edi Guhardja, 2000
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Soil Quality and Agricultural Sustainability
One fertile example is that of a slash-and-burn community in Indonesia that is harnessing new conservation tillage technology. Shifting Cultivators Use Herbicides to Manipulate Fallow Vegetation South Kalimantan has one of the largest areas ...
R. Lal, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SLASH-AND-BURN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term slash-and-burn is used in the context of the following news items.
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A Resounding Message From Scotland: Break the 'Cozy Consensus …
A Resounding Message From Scotland: Break the 'Cozy Consensus' Around 'Slash-and-Burn Austerity'. American progressives can learn a lot from the new ... «The Nation., May 15»
2
bornstein lyckefors architects' slash-and-burn agriculture exhibit
likewise, the exhibition was created to showcase the above mentioned. the design is an abstraction of the slash-and-burn agricultural technique utilized by the ... «Designboom, May 15»
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Log-clad museum by Bornstein Lyckefors honours the legacy of …
Bornstein Lyckefors Architects pays tribute to an agricultural technique known as slash-and-burn with this forest museum near Torsby, Sweden, clad with ... «Dezeen, May 15»
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Binay camp slams Trillanes for 'slash-and-burn tactic'
The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay also slammed Trillanes for allegedly resorting to a “slash-and-burn tactic” to advance his political ambitions. «Inquirer.net, Apr 15»
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Kew Gardens' world-class status at risk from 'slash-and-burn' job …
MPs have been warned that budget cuts planned at Kew Gardens to overcome a financial crisis represent a “slash-and-burn” policy that puts the institution's ... «The Guardian, Dec 14»
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Luring forest communities away from 'slash-and-burn' farming
This series describes new efforts underway in Indonesia, where "slash-and-burn" deforestation has made it the world's third-largest greenhouse gas emitter ... «Environment & Energy Publishing, Oct 14»
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Malaria stalks Bangladesh's slash-and-burn farmers
"We have identified about 50,000 woodcutters and jhum (slash-and-burn) cultivators who are at increased risk of being infected by malaria and endangering ... «SciDev.Net, Aug 14»
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Tax-and-spend vs. slash-and-burn
The choice is between tax-and-spend and slash-and-burn. Most of us would opt for “none of the above.” No wonder we are grouchy. A Ryerson University ... «The Globe and Mail, Jun 14»
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Singapore braces for worst "haze" as Indonesia fails to halt slash
The prosperous city-state, which prides itself on its clean air, was shrouded in heavy smog from slash-and-burn clearances on the neighbouring Indonesian ... «Reuters, May 14»
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Obama blames 'slash-and-burn' fiscal brinkmanship for jeopardizing …
But looming spending and budget deadlines this fall could upend that progress if Washington spirals into contentious “slash-and-burn” fiscal fights like those that ... «National Post, Jul 13»

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