winnowing - definition

Create account
Where to search:
Examples of use


Dictionaries » Dictionary of Examples (English) » W »

winnowing - definition



A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
(Non-alphabetical character)


winnowing Search for pronunciation examples

Examples of use of the word "winnowing" in the press


1. Normally that process starts with a huge overproduction of neurons, followed by a controlled winnowing that leaves only those that have made proper connections. "Changes in these genes could bias the way circuits get sculpted out and could perhaps lead to a brain in which signals that would normally get filtered out don't get filtered out," which could interfere with thinking and prompt hallucinations, Insel said. (Washington Post, 28-03-2008)

2. Press coverage has fallen neatly in line with the Obama-on-attack narrative, we'll see if his rhetoric ever escalates as high as that of the media." As for the Republicans, lots of buzz about Fred Barnes winnowing the field: "At this point, with the first voting just nine weeks away, only two candidates--Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney--have credible scenarios. (Washington Post, 30-10-2007)

3. Then you can get paid phone banking to remind people to turn in their ballots." Campaigns can actively monitor which mail-in voters have submitted ballots, further winnowing down the field of voters to target, Klink said. (Washington Post, 22-01-2008)

4. For their work, Melton and his colleagues systematically studied cells from the pancreas of adult mice, slowly winnowing the list of genes necessary to make a "beta" cell that produces insulin. (Washington Post, 28-08-2008)

5. "South Carolina is now playing the role the Iowa caucus used to play: winnowing the field rather than telling us the nominee," said Republican pollster Whit Ayres. (Washington Post, 20-01-2008)

6. Sam Brownback of Kansas dropped out of the race, winnowing the field. (Washington Post, 22-10-2007)



Permanent link to this page: http://www.diclib.com/cgi-bin/d1.cgi?l=en&base=examples_en&page=showid&id=41033


Learn foreign languages chatting with us!

  • ivis karina rodriguez solar, 17
    Colombia, Cartagena
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Spanish
    ivis karin...
  • alina, 25
    Germany, Berlin
    Native language: German
    Foreign language: English
    alina
  • evelyn, 19
    Peru, Lima
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Spanish
    evelyn
  • petru mircea butnariu, 42
    Spain, Santa Cruz De Tenerife
    Native language: Romanian
    Foreign language: Spanish
    petru mirc...
  • Maycoll Mong, 35
    Venezuela, Maracay
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    Maycoll Mo...
  • jean pierre, 18
    Ecuador, Portoviejo
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    futuro bachiller , objetivo es promocionar el turismo de pedernales . mi hobbies es jugar futbool
    jean pierr...
  • martin, 42
    Peru, Lima
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    My interest and hobbii is a food.... I AM CHEF... WORKING IN lima peru.....
    martin
  • mourad, 18
    Morocco, Pozuelo De Alarcã³N
    Native language: Catalan, English
    Foreign language: Bulgarian
    mourad
  • ericksanti, 19
    Argentina, Buenos Aires
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Spanish
    Soy estudiante de Universitario con deseos de aprender mas idiomas y es por eso que recurro a esta pagina si alguien esta dispuesto a ayudarme se lo agrade- seria mucho gracias de ante mano
    ericksanti
  • Jordan, 22
    Mexico, Chetumal
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    Escuchar música y es todo!!
    Jordan
  • vera, 26
    Russian Federation, Абакан
    Native language: Russian
    Foreign language: German
    vera
  • Zaya, 42
    Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar
    Native language: Russian
    Foreign language: English
    Zaya
  • marla castillo
    Honduras, Tegucigalpa
    Native language: English
    Foreign language: English
    marla cast...
  • mayra, 16
    Colombia, Barranquilla
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Spanish
    mayra
  • daniela, 20
    Peru, Lima
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    daniela
  • Valentina, 29
    Russian Federation, Ангарск
    Native language: Russian
    Foreign language: English, Spanish
    Valentina
  • juan perez chavez, 30
    Peru, Tingo Maria
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Portuguese
    juan perez...
  • Rodolfo, 20
    Colombia, Bogotá
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Russian
    Hi everyone! I&# 39; m Rodolfo and I am 19. I am a student of foreign languages and I really love to study them!! I hope to learn Russian and many others. I want to find good people who could help me, it&# 39; s necessary to improve my language skills. thanks!
    Rodolfo
  • Silvia, 45
    United States, Brooklyn
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    Silvia
  • amr mohamed ismail, 47
    Egypt, Alexandria
    Native language: Arabic
    Foreign language: English
    amr mohame...