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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A decrease in the density of something.

Usage examples (36)
  • He is also studying the process of rarefaction, which is when capillaries and vessels start losing their density.
  • Instead, they used a theoretical approach called rarefaction for gene discovery, a process developed for ecological surveys to determine the abundance of a species in an...
  • When it comes to estimating how many species are yet to be discovered, Webb says scientists use a technique called "rarefaction": "Imagine a garden pond.
  • Boyle, upon the nature and rarefaction of the air. for more
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