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Definition of the noun annual ring

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  1. an annual formation of wood in plants as they grow

Alternative definition of the noun annual ring


  1. The layer of wood, observed as one of many concentric rings when cut, formed during one year of a plant's growth


  1. "ANNUAL RING" is a monumental sculpture by Roger Berry. The solar motion of the entire year is inscribed in a single ring. In the winter the front of the piece is in full light and the back is in shadow. In the summer the inverse is true.
    • completed in (26 years ago)
    • media: cor-ten steel
  2. "ANNUAL RING" is a monumental sculpture by Roger Berry. At several times during the year, the shadows of the upper bands eclipse the lower bands.
    • completed in (26 years ago)
    • media: cor-ten steel

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Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Biology (2000)

by Blackie

Annual ring Anoxemia Annual ring Most species grown in temperate climates produce visible annual growth rings. These rings show differences in density and color between wood formed early (springwood) and wood formed later ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopaedia of Engineering and Technology (2007)

by M N Doja

annual ring Annual rings are concentric circles that appear on tree trunk cross- sections that mark the end of a growing season. These rings show whether the tree grew a lot or a little ...

Google previewDictionary Of Botany

by Anil Kumar Mishra

Anion – A negatively charged ion, formed by addition of electrons to atoms or Annual ring (growth ring) – The annual increase in the girth of the stems or roots of woody plants, as a result of the cambial activity. Annular thickening – Rings of ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

annual ring See under growth ring. annular ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments (2008)

by Vivien Gornitz

It is the delineation between these two cellular types that allows for the identification of annual growth rings in some trees, and hence crossdating of annual ring sequences. Two "false rings" are indicated that are the result of intra- annual ...

Google previewConcept S Dictionary Of Agricultural Sciences (1992)

by I. C. Gupta, S. K. Gupta

Also annual ring. Annual precipitation The water ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

annual ring. 1: the layer of growth of a perennial plant that occurs during one year as seen in cross section of the trunk or stem, ...

Google previewDictionary of Natural Resource Management (2011)

by Katherine Dunster

annual ring A distinctive (not always by the naked eye) layer of wood ( xylem tissue) formed once a year, starting at the beginning of the growing season ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

(annual ring, growth ring) A sheath of cells appearing as one of a series of concentric rings in the crosssection of a woody stem. Each ring is usually the result of a single yearly growth flush starting in spring and ceasing in the late summer.

Google previewA Visual Dictionary of Architecture (2012)

by Frank Ching

annual ring softwood The wood from a conifer. The term is not Aconcentriclayer of wood produced during a single year's growth of a temperate tree. Also called growth ring. descriptive ofthe actualsoftness ofthewood.

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