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(1) Teaching the details of a subject. With regard to software, training provides instruction for each command and function in an application. Contrast with education.

(2) In communications, the process by which two modems determine the correct protocols and transmission speeds to use.

(3) In voice recognition systems, the recording of the user's voice in order to provide samples and patterns for recognizing that voice.



in fruit growing and ornamental horticulture, imparting a certain shape to the crowns of trees. The crowns of fruit trees and shrubs are made light-permeable, sturdy, and compact to ensure high yields and convenience in managing, cultivation, and harvesting (by mechanized means). Crown shapes are classified as high-trunk (taller than 150 cm), average trunk (70–100 cm), low-trunk (50–60 cm), shrub (shorter than 40 cm), and trunkless (berry bushes and, sometimes, plum, cherry, and certain spreading forms). Depending on the arrangement of the branches, the crowns may be free-growing (improved-natural) or artificial.

Most common in fruit-growing is the free-growing crown, in the formation of which the natural growth of the tree or shrub is only slightly disrupted. Free-growing crowns include the whorled-layered crown whose principal skeletal branches are arranged in whorls of five in two or three layers, and the thinned-layered crown whose skeletal branches are arranged in layers of three, with solitary branches between them. Artificial crown shapes are used in topiary work and in ornamental horticulture. In beautifying city streets trees are usually trained to have a high trunk (up to 2 m) and a spherical crown. In parks trees are often trained in the form of geometric shapes, vases, and animals. Training is usually begun in plant nurseries and completed at the permanent planting site. The principal method of tree training is pruning.




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I dati relativi invece all'apprendimento e alla successiva esecuzione del PFMT sono stati raccolti durante i colloqui tramite le domande del questionario.
Per testare differenze significative fra i gruppi GE e GN per presenza di eventuali disfunzioni perineali, partecipazione al CAN, conoscenza ed esecuzione del PFMT sono stati effettuati i test non parametrici Pearson's Chi Quadro Squared, con intervallo di confidenza del 95% (p-value < di 0,05).
In a 2003 study, B017 classified subjects with SUI from a previous PFMT study as responders or non-responders of treatment based on five variables covering urodynamic measurement, pad testing with standardized bladder volume, and self-reports.
68) Elser et al (69) compared the effects of PFMT, bladder training, or both on urodynamic parameters in 204 elderly women with genuine SUI and found that these behavioral treatments had no effect on the commonly measured urodynamic parameters.