• WordNet 3.6
    • n deforestation the removal of trees
    • n deforestation the state of being clear of trees
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Due to the deforestation of the forests in North China, over one million tons of sands blows into Beijing from the Gobi desert. It sometimes causes the sky to turn yellow.
    • n deforestation The act of cutting down and clearing away the forests of a region or a tract of land.
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In literature:

The table-lands were once generally forested, but to-day many are deforested, undulating, beautiful pastures.
"The Bontoc Igorot" by Albert Ernest Jenks
First she telephoned to deForest Caswell at his office.
"Constance Dunlap" by Arthur B. Reeve
Perhaps deforestation and subsequent increased aridity might account for the desertion of these once-cultivated lands.
"Inca Land" by Hiram Bingham
DeForest, D.D., Talladega, Ala. Prof. G.W.
"The American Missionary" by Various
DeForest, one fourteen, the other nine, years of age.
"American Missionary, Vol. XLII., May, 1888., No. 5" by Various
DeForest, D.D., Talladega, Ala. Rev.
"The American Missionary Vol. XLIV. No. 2." by Various
DeForest, D.D., Talladega, Ala. Prof. G.W.
"American Missionary, Volume 43, No. 2, February, 1889" by Various
There are some terrible cases of deforestation right here in the United States.
"The Boy With the U. S. Foresters" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
And, if it were, what causes led to its deforestation?
"Lynton and Lynmouth" by John Presland
DeForest, J. W., 209.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam

In news:

As Haiti is rebuilt after the earthquake, attention should be paid to its environmental problems, especially deforestation .
Six nations pledged $3.5 billion to cut carbon emissions and deforestation through a new program called REDD.
Nations Pledge $3.5B to Cut Carbon Emissions, Deforestation .
In much of the developing world, including Mato Grosso, deforestation has been tied to economic progress.
But today, this Brazilian state is a global epicenter of deforestation .
About 20 percent of that land has already been deforested .
Burned trees are seen in a deforested area of the Amazon town of Puerto Maldonado, Peru, on the border with Brazil, in November.
NEW DELHI — Twenty-five species of monkeys, langurs, lemurs and gorillas are on the brink of extinction and need global action to protect them from increasing deforestation and illegal trafficking, researchers said Monday.
Candidates for Wisconsin's only open US House seat zeroed in on the economy when they debated each other Tuesday night in DeForest.
It's Indonesia, thanks to heavy deforestation.
Twenty-eight Indonesians took an extreme measure this week to protest against deforestation on their island — they sewed their mouths shut.
SUMMIT — A Deforest Avenue drug store suffered costly losses of Olay body wash to a shoplifter on two occasions — Sept 28 at 9 am and Oct 7 at 6 pm, Summit police report.
DeForest feels defense needs to take chances .
Turnpike widening linked to deforestation.
Already endangered by deforestation, poor reproductive rates and hunting.

In science:

As CHs may expand rapidly and superradially with increasing height (Munro & Jackson, 1977; Fisher & Guhathakurta, 1995; DeForest et al., 2001), the difference in altitude between them probably is one of the major causes of the apparent difference in the CH shape.
Influence of Coronal Holes on CMEs in Causing SEP Events
Peyton Jones. A short cut to deforestation. gramming Languages and Computer Architecture, Proceedings, pages 223–232.
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dup -- Explicit un-sharing in Haskell
Geosynchronous spacecraft can become charged to more than 10,000 V in magnitude (DeForest, 1972). Geomagnetic activity is closely related to the charging anomalies in GEO. Spacecraft charging anomalies in GEO occur mostly in the midnight to dawn sector, i.e. they are not uniformly distributed in local time.
Spacecraft Charging and Hazards to Electronics in Space
DeForest, S. E., Spacecraft Charging at Synchronous Orbit, J. Geophys. Reas., 77, pp. 651-659 (1972).
Spacecraft Charging and Hazards to Electronics in Space