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If a candidate for office starts talking about thinning the deer population or investing in barriers to reduce the number of deer on the highways, the other side will probably just ignore him, because they're not going to know what to say about it. But there is a chance that the issue will resonate with voters in an unexpected way.
Bill James

Meaning of "thinning" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THINNING

thinning  [ˈθɪnɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THINNING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Thinning is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb thinning in English.

WHAT DOES THINNING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

thinning

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.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO THINNING

PRESENT

Present
I thin
you thin
he/she/it thins
we thin
you thin
they thin
Present continuous
I am thinning
you are thinning
he/she/it is thinning
we are thinning
you are thinning
they are thinning
Present perfect
I have thinned
you have thinned
he/she/it has thinned
we have thinned
you have thinned
they have thinned
Present perfect continuous
I have been thinning
you have been thinning
he/she/it has been thinning
we have been thinning
you have been thinning
they have been thinning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I thinned
you thinned
he/she/it thinned
we thinned
you thinned
they thinned
Past continuous
I was thinning
you were thinning
he/she/it was thinning
we were thinning
you were thinning
they were thinning
Past perfect
I had thinned
you had thinned
he/she/it had thinned
we had thinned
you had thinned
they had thinned
Past perfect continuous
I had been thinning
you had been thinning
he/she/it had been thinning
we had been thinning
you had been thinning
they had been thinning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will thin
you will thin
he/she/it will thin
we will thin
you will thin
they will thin
Future continuous
I will be thinning
you will be thinning
he/she/it will be thinning
we will be thinning
you will be thinning
they will be thinning
Future perfect
I will have thinned
you will have thinned
he/she/it will have thinned
we will have thinned
you will have thinned
they will have thinned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been thinning
you will have been thinning
he/she/it will have been thinning
we will have been thinning
you will have been thinning
they will have been thinning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would thinning
you would thinning
he/she/it would thinning
we would thinning
you would thinning
they would thinning
Conditional continuous
I would be thinning
you would be thinning
he/she/it would be thinning
we would be thinning
you would be thinning
they would be thinning
Conditional perfect
I would have thinning
you would have thinning
he/she/it would have thinning
we would have thinning
you would have thinning
they would have thinning
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been thinning
you would have been thinning
he/she/it would have been thinning
we would have been thinning
you would have been thinning
they would have been thinning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you thin
we let´s thin
you thin
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to thin
Past participle
thinned
Present Participle
thinning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH THINNING


adjoining
əˈdʒɔɪnɪŋ
award-winning
əˈwɔːdˌwɪnɪŋ
bargaining
ˈbɑːɡɪnɪŋ
beginning
bɪˈɡɪnɪŋ
beginnings
bɪˈɡɪnɪŋ
combining
kəmˈbaɪnɪŋ
declining
dɪˈklaɪnɪŋ
designing
dɪˈzaɪnɪŋ
determining
dɪˈtɜːmɪnɪŋ
draining
ˈdreɪnɪŋ
entertaining
ˌɛntəˈteɪnɪŋ
lining
ˈlaɪnɪŋ
mining
ˈmaɪnɪŋ
remaining
rɪˈmeɪnɪŋ
shining
ˈʃaɪnɪŋ
signing
ˈsaɪnɪŋ
spinning
ˈspɪnɪŋ
sustaining
səsˈteɪnɪŋ
training
ˈtreɪnɪŋ
winning
ˈwɪnɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THINNING

think up
think-tank
thinkable
thinkableness
thinkably
thinker
thinking
thinking cap
thinking pattern
thinking process
thinking time
thinkingly
thinkingness
thinkpiece
thinly
thinned
thinner
thinness
thinnest
thinnish

WORDS THAT END LIKE THINNING

banning
canning
caravanning
cleaning
cunning
dinning
family planning
fanning
free-running
grinning
Manning
pinning
planning
running
scanning
spanning
stunning
tanning
tunning
up and running
urban planning

Synonyms and antonyms of thinning in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «THINNING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «thinning» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of thinning

Translation of «thinning» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THINNING

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

Translator English - Chinese

细化
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

adelgazamiento
570 millions of speakers

English

thinning
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

thinning
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ترقق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

истончение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desbaste
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তরলীকরণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

amincissement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penipisan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ausdünnung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

間伐
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

시닝
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Thinning
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mỏng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கலைத்தல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Thinning
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

inceltme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

assottigliamento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przerzedzenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

витончення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

subtierea
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αραίωση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uitdun
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gallring
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tynning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of thinning

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THINNING»

The term «thinning» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.293 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THINNING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about thinning

EXAMPLES

2 QUOTES WITH «THINNING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word thinning.
1
Peter Baynham
In 2001, my father finally succumbed to the bone cancer that had tortured him for seven years. His last weeks were a terrible, black icing on the cake, the agony, the slow twisting, thinning and snapping of his skeleton. Everything fell apart.
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Bill James
If a candidate for office starts talking about thinning the deer population or investing in barriers to reduce the number of deer on the highways, the other side will probably just ignore him, because they're not going to know what to say about it. But there is a chance that the issue will resonate with voters in an unexpected way.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THINNING»

Discover the use of thinning in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to thinning and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Thinning the Herd: Tales of the Weirdly Departed
Dark humor about those who have removed themselves from the gene pool.
Cynthia Ceilán, 2007
2
Hair Thinning!! the Simple Truth
Millions of Americans, both men and women, suffer from hair loss. This is not a black or white issue, it's universal! In this book, you will find a list of medications and illnesses that are known to cause hair thinning.
Iris Trussell, 2008
3
Thinning Films and Tribological Interfaces: Proceedings of ...
This collection of fully peer-reviewed papers were presented at the 26th Leeds-Lyon Tribology Symposium which was held in Leeds, UK, 14-17 September, 1999.
D. Dowson, 2000
4
Thinning Shock and Response to Fertilizer Less than Expected ...
PNW-RP-547. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 20 p. Three thinning treatments (thinned to 3.7 by 3.7 m, thinned to 4.3 by 4.3 m, and an unthinned control treatment with nominal ...
5
Thinning promotes growth of sprouts on old-growth redwood stumps
The 5 -year mean diameter growth of crop tree sprouts was: Treatment: Unthinned Moderately thinned Heavily thinned Diameter growth (inches) 2.65 3.78 5.71 Again, using analysis of variance, I found that effects of thinning on 5 - year height ...
Kenneth N. Boe, 1974
6
A precommercial thinning in yellow-poplar
Projected Thinning Regimes A hypothetical commercial thinning was conducted in both the precommercially thinned and unthinned stands at age 22 (table 2). The thinning was conducted from below, with a target residual basal area of 60 to  ...
David L. Loftis, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station (Asheville, N.C.), 1985
7
Topological Algorithms for Digital Image Processing
145 Parallel Connectivity-Preserving Thinning Algorithms Richard W. Halla aDepartment of Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 Abstract A variety of approaches to parallel thinning using operators with small ...
T.Y. Kong, A. Rosenfeld, 1996
8
Financial consequences of commercial thinning regimes in ...
Data and Thinning Assumptions In order to determine the financial consequences of thinning Douglas- fir, data had to be obtained on the yield response of stands to thinning and the performance of unthinned stands. Both types of data have ...
Robert M. Randall, United States. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Portland, Or.), 1977
9
Water tupelo in the Atchafalaya Basin does not benefit from ...
Check — no thinning. 2. Light thinning — measure out 10 feet on each side from center of sample tree and cut all trees within the 20- X 20-foot square. 3. Medium thinning — same as light thinning, except measure out 15 feet from center of ...
Harvey E. Kennedy, Southern Forest Experiment Station (New Orleans, La.), 1983
10
Thinning and pruning influence glaze damage in a loblolly ...
Trees smaller than this were considered submer- chantable and were removed in the initial thinning. Where possible, thinning was mainly from below. But the need to achieve uniform spacing and to remove forked and crooked trees, wolf trees ...
James Donald Burton, Southern Forest Experiment Station (New Orleans, La.), 1981

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THINNING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term thinning is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Timber manager, contractor for thinning project part ways
Good Earth Power is tasked with thinning 300,000 acres as part of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative. It brought on Campbell Global shortly after it took over ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
2
Antarctic glaciers thinning so fast, it's like a switch was flipped (+video)
A new study has recorded a sudden and rapid thinning of once-stable glaciers along the southern Antarctic Peninsula, demonstrating that significant changes in ... «Christian Science Monitor, May 15»
3
FDA grants priority review to Boehringer's drug to reverse blood …
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc said its drug to reverse blood thinning was granted a priority review status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, ... «Reuters, Apr 15»
4
Massive thinning project takes big step forward
Supervisors for the Coconino and Kaibab national forests signed off an environmental impact statement last week that allows thinning and prescribed burns on ... «Arizona Capitol Times, Apr 15»
5
Antarctica's Ice Shelves Are Thinning Fast
"Regardless of any single number, the overall pattern is that West Antarctica has been thinning and the rate of loss has increased, while East Antarctica has ... «Yahoo News, Mar 15»
6
Rapidly thinning Antarctic glacier 'appears unstoppable'
Everyone is now aware about the rapidly melting polar icecaps. Scientists have raised concerns about a large, rapidly thinning glacier in Antarctica. «Catholic Online, Mar 15»
7
Study raises concerns over big, rapidly thinning Antarctic glacier
The glacier is bigger and thinning faster than all the others in East Antarctica. It contains enough ice to raise the global sea level by at least 11 feet (3.4 meters), ... «CNN, Mar 15»
8
​Arctic sea ice "thinning dramatically," study finds
Arctic sea ice -- the ice that freezes and floats on Arctic waters -- is thinning at a steadier and faster rate than researchers previously thought, a new study finds. «CBS News, Mar 15»
9
Smoking can cause thinning in the brain's cortex, new study finds
Smoking can thin the part of the brain that controls memory, language and perception, a new study found. Researchers with the Montreal Neurological Institute ... «New York Daily News, Feb 15»
10
Officials in Washington want to spend more on thinning forests
TACOMA, Wash. - Some Washington officials want to spend more money on thinning forests in hopes of preventing another devastating fire season. The state ... «CBS News, Jan 15»

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