abscission definition

  • noun:
    • The work of cutting off.
    • Botany The shedding of leaves, flowers, or fresh fruits following the development regarding the abscission area.
    • The act or process of cutting-off.
    • A figure of address used when a speaker having begun to state something prevents suddenly
    • The work or process of cutting-off.
    • hawaii of being stop.
    • A figure of speech employed when a speaker having begun to say a thing stops abruptly: thus, “He is a man of so much honor and candor, and of such generosity -- but I need say no more.”
    • The act of cutting-off; severance; reduction.
    • The act of putting an-end to; the act of annulling or abolishing. Sir T. Browne.
    • Retrenchment.
    • The abrupt termination of an ailment by demise. Hooper, Med. Dict.
    • In rhetoric, a figure of address consisting in a rapid reticence, just as if the words currently spoken made adequately obvious just what the speaker will say if he had been to complete the phrase: as, “he's a person of such honor and candor, and such generosity—but i would like state forget about.”
    • In astrology, the cutting off or stopping of anything shown by one aspect in the shape of another.
    • the work of cutting anything off
    • losing of plants and leaves and fresh fruit after formation of scar tissue in a plant

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