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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 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 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 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 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 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 Future of God (2016)

The Revolutionary Dynamics of Hope by Carl E. Braaten

According to one of the dictionary meanings, a horizon is the place where the sky meets the earth. In the popular mind, it often conjures up images of the wild blue yonder. Obviously ...

Google previewTopics in Education (1988)

The Cincinnati Lectures of 1959 on the Philosophy of Education by Bernard Lonergan

A horizon is a total series of possible profiles, any one of which would suffice for you to be sure that this is Brockman Hall. The horizon, then, is an organization of possible selections of profiles. The horizon is not something you ever see; it is a ...

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 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 previewSoil Survey of Kershaw County Area, South Carolina (1990)

by Cleveland J. Mitchell

The A horizon is the surface layer and has the largest accumulation of organic matter. If the soil has been cleared and plowed, this layer is the Ap horizon. Pantego and Cantey soils are examples of soils that have a distinctive, dark A horizon.

Google previewSoil Survey of Orangeburg County, South Carolina (1988)

by Dennis J. DeFrancesco

The A horizon is the surface layer and has the largest accumulation of organic matter. Where it is undisturbed and thick enough to be subdivided, it is designated as A1 in the upper part and A2 in the lower part. Where the soil has been cleared ...

Google previewSoil Survey of Crawford County, Arkansas (1979)

by Billy A. Garner, John B. Cox

The A horizon is the horizon of maximum accumulation of organic matter, called the A1 horizon or the surface layer, or it is the horizon of maximum leaching of dissolved or suspended materials, called the A2 horizon or subsurface layer.

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 previewSoil Geomorphology (1992)

by A.J. Gerrard

The A horizon is a loam to clay loam with strong granular structure and abundant faunal activity. On well-drained areas, faunal activity and organic matter have penetrated to about 1 m, below which depositional structures are evident.

Google previewThe European Reformations (2011)

by Carter Lindberg

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.” In other words, “far away facts – in history as in navigation – are more ...

Google previewCosmic Understanding (1990)

Philosophy and Science of the Universe by Milton K. Munitz

What emerges from even a cursory examination of these ordinary uses, are two ideas: a horizon is a boundary of some sort, and it is relative to certain conditions. Our present interest is in the character and significance of various types of ...

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 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 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 previewThe Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy (2008)

by Nicholas Bunnin, Jiyuan Yu

A horizon is a framework or field of ...

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 previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

been lost, 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 ...

Google previewMini Science Encyclopedia (5th Edition) (2008)

Science has always been a voyage towards a horizon, beyond which there is always another horizon ...

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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2010)

by Elizabeth A. Martin

The deep surface layer (A horizon) of a chernozem is black and rich in alkaline humus derived from the decomposition of the natural grassland vegetation. The underlying horizon contains calcium carbonate concretions. Chernozems are ...

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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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