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Definition of the noun blending

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noun - plural: blendings

  1. the act of blending components together thoroughly
  2. a gradation involving small or imperceptible differences between grades
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of blending: shading
    • more generic words: gradation / graduation = the act of arranging in grades


Blending is a technique to produce wine or other alcoholic beverages such as gueuze consisting in mixing different brews.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Blending

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Google previewLiterary Conceptualizations of Growth (2014)

Metaphors and cognition in adolescent literature by Roberta Trites

Blending is a cognitive process that occurs within the brain, residing in a neurophysiological process that is...

According to Mark Turner, “conceptual blending is the mental operation of combining two mental packets of meaning ...

Google previewAuthorship in Nabokov’s Prefaces (2015)

by Jacqueline Hamrit

Blending is an event rather than a fixed entity. There is no pure blending...

So blending is a poison when it brings about a monstrous world, such as the sinistral /sinister one of Bend Sinister with its transgression of nature. Shakespeare's work ...

Google previewThe Crucible of Language (2015)

How Language and Mind Create Meaning by Vyvyan Evans

One of the most speculative claims made by Fauconnier and Turner for conceptual blending is that this is the single mechanism that gave rise to human creativity, which supposedly exploded onto the scene around 50,000 years ago during the ...

Google previewRheology and Processing of Polymer Nanocomposites (2016)

by Sabu Thomas, Rene Muller, Jiji Abraham

Melt blending is the most common method used to process thermoplastic polymer nanocomposites because it is a cost-effective technology and is compatible with current industrial practices, such as extrusion, injection molding, and so on.

Google previewThe Ministry of the Word, Vol. 1, No 1 (2017)

Vision in God's Economy & The New Jerusalem-The Highest Point of the Apostles’ Living and Work by Various Authors

First Corinthians 10:17 says we are one bread, one Body, and in the type in Leviticus 2 the blending is the mingling of the fine flour with the oil, producing a cake that is so delicious to God and edible [48] to man. The Body of Christ is a loaf, ...

Google previewComputational Intelligence and Bioinformatics (2006)

International Conference on Intelligent Computing, ICIC 2006, Kunming, China, August 16-19, 2006, Proceedings by De-Shuang Huang, Kang Li, George William Irwin

Blending is an important unit operation in process industry. As a nonlinear optimization problem with constraints, it is...

Introduction Blending is a crucial step in process industry. The process involves the mixing of various stocks, which are ...

Google previewAdvanced Aikido (2012)

by Phong Thong Dang, Lynn Seiser

Blending is the act and art of intimately and unobtrusively combining various elements into an integrated whole to produce a harmonious effect.

Google previewA Cognitive Theory of Magic (2006)

by Jesper Sørensen

Conceptual blending is a more general theory supposed to encompass cases of metaphoric projection in a more...

Forming a background to the theory of conceptual blending is the theory of “mental spaces” developed by Gilles Fauconnier ...

Google previewMosby's Review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (2013)

by James J. Mizner

Blending is an act of combining two substances together. Levigation is trituration of a powder drug with a solvent, in which the drug is insoluble with the solvent. Trituration is a process of rubbing, grinding, or pulverizing a powder to create fine ...

Google previewHuman-Centered Design of E-Health Technologies: Concepts, Methods and Applications (2010)

Concepts, Methods and Applications by Ziefle, Martina

“if the metaphor is a cross-domain mapping, taking elements from one domain and applying them to another, then blending is an operation that is applied to two input spaces, and which results in a ...

Google previewEnglish Words (2001)

History and Structure by Robert Stockwell, Donka Minkova

Blending is an area of word formation where cleverness can be rewarded by instant popularity: sexploitation from the seventies, the Chunnel from the eighties are common words now. On a lighter note, the reward can even be amusement: ...

Google previewSemantic Leaps (2006)

Frame-Shifting and Conceptual Blending in Meaning Construction by Seana Coulson

Conceptual blending is a set of noncompositional processes in which the imaginative capacities of meaning construction are invoked to produce emergent structure (Fauconnier & Turner, 1998). Although blending is frequently employed for ...

Google previewEnglish Lexicogenesis (2014)

by D. Gary Miller

Blending as a process Blending is a type of compounding of clipped words, but the clipped base can differ from a standard clip (Fradin, ...

Google previewThe Healthy Green Drink Diet (2012)

Advice and Recipes for Happy Juicing by Jason Manheim

Blending is a simple rinse-and-store. SmoothieS 56 TheheALThY green ...

Google previewFavorite Face Paintings (2009)

Drag blending is a great technique that is very easy but has high impact. After you paint a line with your brush, use a corner of your sponge to pull down the still moist paint. This technique gives you a line that is hard on one side and feathers ...

Google previewSustainable Membrane Technology for Energy, Water, and Environment (2012)

by Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Takeshi Matsuura

Solution blending is a simple way to fabricate polymer–inorganic nanocomposite membranes. During the preparation, the polymer is primarily dissolved in a solvent to form a solution, followed by the addition of inorganic nanoparticles under ...

Google previewThe Routledge Pragmatics Encyclopedia (2010)

by Louise Cummings

has extended this theory, which has given rise to a new framework called conceptual blending theory. Together these two theories attempt to provide ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Optimization (2001)

Nonlinear Blending. For the sake of simplicity, it is often assumed in formulating these models that the qualities to be tracked blend linearly by volume or weight of each component. In practice, however, this is rarely the case. For example, one ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1976)

Volume 3 - Ballistics Calculations to Box-Jenkins Approach to Time Series Analysis and Forecasting by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent

BLENDING PROBLEM program is formulated to determine accurately the quantities of reducing and finishing additives required to achieve the specified steel at the minimum cost [11, 12]. Feed Manufacturing. The feed formulation problem is ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Novel (2011)

Blending theory proposes a model where the ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research (2014)

by David Coghlan, Mary Brydon-Miller

Blending. Many. Voices: Working.

Google previewDictionary of Energy (2014)

by Cutler J. Cleveland, Christopher G. Morris

See also gasoline blending. blending components Oil & Gas. hydrocarbons that are mechanically mixed in a refinery to produce a fuel such as motor gasoline or jet fuel with specific characteristics. In the case of motor gasoline, these ...

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Quotes about Blending

Olympism is a philosophy which, by blending sport with culture, seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal ethical principles. (Juan Antonio Samaranch)
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Scrabble value of B3L1E1N1D2I1N1G2

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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