transpiration

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n transpiration the emission of water vapor from the leaves of plants
    • n transpiration the passage of gases through fine tubes because of differences in pressure or temperature
    • n transpiration the process of giving off or exhaling water vapor through the skin or mucous membranes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Transpiration (Physiol) The act or process of transpiring or excreting in the form of vapor; exhalation, as through the skin or other membranes of the body; as, pulmonary transpiration, or the excretion of aqueous vapor from the lungs. Perspiration is a form of transpiration.
    • Transpiration (bot) The evaporation of water, or exhalation of aqueous vapor, from cells and masses of tissue.
    • Transpiration (Physics) The passing of gases through fine tubes, porous substances, or the like; as, transpiration through membranes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n transpiration The act or process of transpiring; especially, exhalation through the skin: as, the transpiration of obstructed fluids.
    • n transpiration In botany, the exhalation of watery vapor from the surface of the leaves of plants. A great part of the water which serves as the vehicle of the nutritious substances contained in the sap is disposed of by transpiration. When thus given out it sometimes appears in the form of extremely small drops at the tip of the leaf, and especially at the extremities of the nerves.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Transpiration act or process of transpiring; exhalation through the skin
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Quotations

  • Apollo 13 Movie
    Apollo 13 Movie
    “You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. transpiration,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. trans, through, spirāre, to breathe.

Usage

In literature:

He corresponded every post with his constituents, keeping them fully apprised of all that transpired at Court or in Parliament.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) Old Portraits, Modern Sketches, Personal Sketches and Tributes, Historical Papers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
He corresponded every post with his constituents, keeping them fully apprised of all that transpired at Court or in Parliament.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
When he departed presently it transpired that the girl was unaquainted with that tongue.
"The Black Bag" by Louis Joseph Vance
A superficial observer might see nothing in all that transpired but a curious concurrence of ordinary events.
"Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I" by Francis Augustus Cox
I wish my name not to transpire till the day is decided.
"The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals, Volume 2." by Lord Byron
Three large volumes of this valuable record of the momentous events now transpiring on this continent have been published.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 60, October 1862" by Various
It would be interesting to know what transpired between the two men in the library.
"The Czar's Spy" by William Le Queux
It transpired that its wireless had been destroyed.
"America's War for Humanity" by Thomas Herbert Russell
If ever all the truth comes out, I fancy it will transpire that Liane's getting a rake-off from some vintner.
"Alias The Lone Wolf" by Louis Joseph Vance
He was overcome, it seemed, by the affection which it now transpired that Little Arcady bore for him.
"The Boss of Little Arcady" by Harry Leon Wilson
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In poetry:

With grateful tears their well-spent day shall close,
When death like evening calls them to repose;
Then mystic smiles may break from deep disguise,
Like Vesper's torch transpiring in the skies.
"On The Consequences Of Happy Marriages" by George Moses Horton
An ill fated Button on Shipton's right breast
Was held by 'Squire Green, which disturb'd its soft rest;
While one tedious story began to transpire,
Long and sweet as a journey three miles in the mire.
"The Button" by William Hutton
Come all ye Christian people, and listen to my tail,
It is all about a doctor was travelling by the rail,
By the Heastern Counties' Railway (vich the shares I don't desire),
From Ixworth town in Suffolk, vich his name did not transpire.
"The Lamentable Ballad Of The Foundling Of Shoreditch" by William Makepeace Thackeray
higher.
The Husband came; a wife by guilt made bold
Had, meeting, soothed him, as in days of old;
But soon this fact transpired; her strong distress,
And his Friend's absence, left him nought to guess.
Still cool, though grieved, thus prudence bade
"Tale IX" by George Crabbe

In news:

In this video we get to see three year-old Lucas in the throes of pure grief and disbelief at what's transpired.
You can never truly say you've seen it all in court, even when the events that transpire stretch one's imagination.
Indeed, the events that transpired the day of Horne's March hit-and-run may have been standard for the pair, minus the fender bender and FBI agents.
I can only imagine why a senseless action on June 6 transpired on the road in front of our home in Alpena.
Indeed, the events that transpired the day of Horne 's March hit-and-run may have been standard for the pair, minus the fender bender and FBI agents.
Sept 22 — the second such incident to transpire in Lower Manhattan in the last two weeks.
In girls' basketball, the action can change at any given time and teams need to be aware of what can transpire.
Anti-transpirants can help plants retain moisture .
It transpires that meeting took place on September 13, 2012.
AP Photo/Winslow TownsonWhat will transpire at Super Bowl XLVI.
To look ahead at M&A prospects for 2008, it makes sense to examine what transpired in 2007.
There is a point when the ebb and flow of a game can change dramatically and that's what transpired with Dirigo, who maintained its composure in a girls' basketball game.
Most Evangelicals believe the Bible teaches that all followers of Christ will disappear (be raptured) before the severe seven-year Tribulation transpires here on earth.
A horrific act of violence transpired in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday that has rocked the city's LGBT community.
A horrific act of violence transpired in Tel Aviv , Israel, Saturday that has rocked the city's LGBT community.
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In science:

In particular, in the so called rs–models , which are generalizations of the Ashkin–Teller and/or the q–state Potts models (with q = r × s) there is a self–dual line through an intermediate phase where, apparently, nothing of interest transpires; c.f. , and .
Random Cluster Models on the Triangular Lattice
Despite this evident shortcoming, the I–GARCH(1) (EWMA) volatility process has very successfully transpired into the every–day practice of many financial institution by being woven into the commonly accepted risk evaluation methodology, RiskMetrics 1994 [63, 64].
Applying Free Random Variables to Random Matrix Analysis of Financial Data. Part I: A Gaussian Case
It transpires that the algebra structure of H ∗ is that of a nilpotent lifting of the quantum linear space with the grouplike and characters switched around.
Representations of pointed Hopf algebras and their Drinfel'd quantum doubles
However, it transpires that the degree of this enhancement depends on the precise definition of Vro t employed, as we now demonstrate via the analysis of the DGHU data.
A refined Tully-Fisher relationship and a new scaling law for galaxy discs
Chapter 7 introduces a complementing approach, studying the minimal requirements needed for a process to an ensure that an event at a remote site has not yet transpired.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
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