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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The conversion of bare or cultivated land into forest (originally for the purpose of hunting).

Usage examples (38)
  • We shall use the word afforestation here to denote the steps to be taken for promoting the growth of timber on a large scale.
  • According to two new studies, planting forests in areas that currently don't have trees -- a process called afforestation -- can reduce the local availability ...
  • Farms are going out of traditional agricultural production, while other forms of land use, such as afforestation and horse farming, are increasing.
  • However, some changes in land use, such as afforestation and reforestation, can also result in an increase in biodiversity and increased local energy balance. for more
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