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Definition of the noun a horizon

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  1. the top layer of a soil profile; usually contains humus
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • alternative spelling: A-horizon
    • instance of: soil horizon = a layer in a soil profile
    • substance: humus = partially decomposed organic matter

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Google previewA World of Difference (2009)

Encountering and Contesting Development

To acquire a horizon means that one learns to look beyond what is close at hand —not in order to look away from it, but to see it better within a larger whole and in truer proportion. TaBle 4.1. rostow's stages ofeconomic growth Production and ...

Google previewA Brighter Shade of Pink: Magnus Hirschfeld, the Third Sex and the Sexual Freedom Movement in Germany (2007)

Conclusion “To acquire a horizon means that one learns to look beyond what is close at hand— not in order to look away from it but to see it better, within a larger whole and in truer proportion....Only then can we listen to tradition in a way that ...

Google previewThe Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy (2008)

by Nicholas Bunnin, Jiyuan Yu

A horizon is a framework or field of ...

Google previewEvangelical Dictionary of Theology (2001)

by Walter A. Elwell

A horizon is the context or environment that a person brings to an event or that surrounds the event. A temporal horizon exists that is more expansive than originally conceived by an artist. When one “experiences” the beauty of a piece of art, ...

Google previewAnimal Pragmatism (2004)

Rethinking Human-nonhuman Relationships by Erin McKenna, Andrew Light

A horizon is that which bounds our sense of space, and what it encompasses is a function of where we stand. Whereas in order to share a perspective we have to be standing in the same place and looking in the same direction, we can share ...

Google previewTechniques in Archaeological Geology (2003)

by Ervan Garrison

The A horizon is the topmost mineral horizon located just below the surface. These horizons generally have a high organic content and have lost iron, aluminum and clays resulting in a concentration of siliceous material. The E horizon is now ...

Google previewPrinciples of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology (2002)

by F. Stuart Chapin, III, Pamela A. Matson, Harold A. Mooney

The A horizon is the uppermost mineral soil horizon. Being adjacent to the organic layers, it typically contains substantial quantities of organic matter and is therefore dark in color. The O and A horizons are the zones of most active plant and ...

Google previewSoil Colloids (2016)

Properties and Ion Binding by Fernando V. Molina

1a: the A horizon is the top layer containing a high proportion of organic matter; the B horizon is the mid layer composed mainly of partially “weathered” (modified by climatic action) material; and ...

Google previewThe Shape of Algebra in the Mirrors of Mathematics (2012)

A Visual, Computer-aided Exploration of Elementary Algebra and Beyond by Gabriel Katz, Vladimir Nodelman

A horizon is the projection on pilot's retina of the set of points on the surface of the planet where the rays of sight are tangent to it. First, we discuss the case of monocular vision. Can you imagine a planet with a triangular horizon that follows ...

Google previewThe Lonergan Reader (1997)

by Bernard J. F. Lonergan, Mark D. Morelli, Elizabeth A. Morelli

A horizon is the limit of the range of one's knowledge and interests. Horizons may be complementary, related genetically as successive stages in a single process of development, or opposed dialectically. Complementary horizons are parts of ...

Google previewFoundations of Quantum Gravity (2013)

by James Lindesay

A horizon is a light-like trapping surface. A black hole in particular represents an attractive geometry with an outgoing light-like horizon, from within which no communication can reach an exterior observer. As previously mentioned, a static ...

Google previewThe composition and constitution of the colloids of certain of the great groups of soils (1935)

by Horace Greeley Byers, Lyle Thomas Alexander, Robert Smith Holmes

The A horizon is a brownish to yellowish gray, grading into yellowish-red loamy sand. It extends to a depth of 14 inches. The B horizon, extending from 14 to 40 inches, is a yellowish-red, friable sandy clay. The C horizon, or parent material, ...

Google previewKnowing and Being (2010)

Perspectives on the Philosophy of Michael Polanyi by Tihamér Margitay

Gadamer says: “To acquire a horizon means that one learns to look beyond what is close at hand—not in order to look away from it but to see it better, within a larger whole and in truer proportion” (1989, 305). We could also explore the way ...

Google previewMeaning and Authenticity (2008)

Bernard Lonergan and Charles Taylor on the Drama of Authentic Human Existence by Brian J. Braman

A horizon is the world of our interests, and it is that place in which we live out our lives, and it is fixed or bounded by the 'range of our interests and our knowledge.'16 It is in horizon analysis that Lonergan draws heavily upon Heidegger's ...

Google previewSikhism (2011)

An Introduction by Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

'To acquire a horizon means that one learns to look beyond what is close at hand — not in order to look away from it but to see it better, within a larger whole and in truer proportion'; (T&M: 305). This introduction is an invitation for more ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

index are also effected by a serew, called a horizon glass is in the same line with the object tangent screw attached at Q ; but, before this w seen directly through the unsilvered part, screw will act, the index must be clamped to the TM QO, fig.

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography (2015)

by Susan Mayhew

The A horizon or topsoil contains *humus. Often soil minerals are washed downwards from this layer. This material then tends to ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Science for Gardeners (2015)

6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained by Michael Allaby

The C horizon consists O horizon A horizon eluviation layer B horizon illuviation layer C horizon R horizon Soil horizon. The O horizon comprises surface organic material, the A horizon is rich in humus from which compounds drain downward ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

the A horizon is sometimes called the E (for eluviated) horizon. Where they are present, B horizons are usually located in the middle of the sequence, and are horizons into which material (mineral and organic) is deposited, thus altering the ...

Google previewSoil and Environmental Science Dictionary (2001)

by E.G. Gregorich, L. W. Turchenek, M.R. Carter, Denis A. Angers

axe a A horizon A mineral soil horizon formed at or near the surface in the zone of removal of materials in solution and suspension, or maximum in situ accumulation of organic carbon, or both. The accumulated organic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Earth and Space Science (2010)

by Timothy M. Kusky, Katherine E. Cullen

The A horizon is closest to the surface, and usually has a gray or black color because Peat layer over ...

Google previewFirefly Geography Dictionary (2003)

by Firefly Books

The A horizon contains fine particles, humus and decaying vegetable matter. The B horizon contains some fine particles as well as coarser fragments, and contains much more inorganic material than the A. It also contains minerals washed ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Earth Science (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

A soil resulting from the leaching of a SOLONETZ soil, forming a white-gray A horizon from the upper B horizon of the solonetz. This bleached A ...

Google previewDictionary of Artifacts (2008)

by Barbara Ann Kipfer

A horizon can also be defined as a primarily spatial continuity represented by one or more cultural traits whose nature and mode of occurrence permit the assumption of a broad and rapid spread. In the Andes, the sequence of the horizons ...

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Lemon yellow clear horizon
On this Sunday morn
I think of you in Corazon
Happy not forlorn
The lemon yellow is my smile
That I bestow on you
The clear horizon are your eyes
May they shine with love to you (Harriet James)
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