ablation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ablation surgical removal of a body part or tissue
    • n ablation the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ablation A carrying or taking away; removal.
    • Ablation (Med) Extirpation.
    • Ablation (Geol) Wearing away; superficial waste.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ablation A carrying or taking away; removal; suppression.
    • n ablation In medicine, the taking from the body by mechanical means of anything hurtful, as a diseased limb, a tumor, a foreign body, pus, or excrement.
    • n ablation In chem., the removal of whatever is finished or no longer necessary.
    • n ablation In geology, the wearing away or waste of a glacier by melting or evaporation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ablation ab-lā′shun the act of carrying away:
    • n Ablation ab-lā′shun (geol.) the wearing away of rock by the action of water
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ablatio, fr. ablatus, p. p. of auferre, to carry away; ab, + latus, p. p. of ferre, carry: cf. F. ablation,. See Tolerate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ab, from, latum, supine of ferre, to bear.

Usage

In literature:

Question: Which is the most "beastly plague," a cattle-plague case for a farmer, or the ablative case for a school-boy?
"Reminiscences of Tolstoy" by Ilya Tolstoy
I believe they also agreed on the ablative absolute.
"Average Jones" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Certain prepositions were used with the accusative to indicate one relation, and with the ablative to suggest another.
"The Common People of Ancient Rome" by Frank Frost Abbott
Note ablation pits in the snow.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
The first step towards this assurance is the ablation of the chronic Shaksperian comparison.
"Life of Robert Browning" by William Sharp
For the ablative cf.
"Cato Maior de Senectute" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
The uses of the Latin Ablative accordingly fall into Genuine Ablative uses, Instrumental uses, and Locative uses.
"New Latin Grammar" by Charles E. Bennett
And he hurt me with a stone; it is the ablative case.
"Of the Orthographie and Congruitie of the Britan Tongue" by Alexander Hume
Both the ablative case, I believe, but what a difference?
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
This is clearly an ablative relation, and the construction is called the /ablative of the measure of difference\.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
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In news:

MRI Guided Focal Laser Ablation for Prostate Cancer.
Bojrab will be discussing the process and benefits of a Radiofrequency Ablation .
Fine Tuning Cardiac Ablation Could Lead to Quicker Results for Patients with Arrhythmias.
Decades of experience in ablation technologies used to develop the industry's first multi-electrode technology for renal denervation.
Surface Texturing with Laser Ablation .
Essure micro-insert placement followed by NovaSure endometrial ablation .
Essure® and endometrial ablation : Clinical studies and case reviews of Essure with 118 NovaSure® procedures.
In cooperation with the Swiss Folex AG, Flint Group Flexographic Products has developed a laser ablative dry film.
Over the past 10 years, stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) has emerged as a viable treatment option for inoperable stage I non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
First Patient Enrolled in Medtronic-Supported Head-to-Head Clinical Trial Comparing Cryoballoon Ablation to RF Ablation for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation.
Ablation treatment for atrial fibrillation .
First Patient Enrolled in Medtronic-Supported Head-to-Head Clinical Trial Comparing Cryoballoon Ablation to RF Ablation for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation .
A new laser machining center laser ablates 3-D profiles in superhard cutting tools.
The Fractionated Ablation Face Off.
Essure micro-insert placement followed by NovaSure endometrial ablation.
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In science:

If cooling of the shocked material is slow, some ablation of the disk gas is possible.
Young Circumstellar Disks Near Evolved Massive Stars and Supernovae
For example, star formation in both the ρ Ophiuchus and Orion regions is now occurring in filamentary clouds whose appearance suggests that they are being compressed and ablated by outflows from the previous centers of star formation in the region.
Summary: Modes of Star Formation
In plasma polymerization, the overall mechanism of ‘Competitive Ablation and Polymerization’ proves to be a basic principle that describes reactions occurring in a plasma polymerization system.
Summary and Outlook of the International Workshop on Aging Phenomena in Gaseous Detectors (DESY, Hamburg, October, 2001)
The most important concept here is that both polymerforming species and species that cause ablation (physical or chemical etching) of materials are created in the plasma of the original gas.
Summary and Outlook of the International Workshop on Aging Phenomena in Gaseous Detectors (DESY, Hamburg, October, 2001)
The significance of this concept is fully established in perfluorocarbon plasmas, which represent the most extreme case of ablation competing with polymer formation.
Summary and Outlook of the International Workshop on Aging Phenomena in Gaseous Detectors (DESY, Hamburg, October, 2001)
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