deforestation

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deforestation

[dē‚fär·ə′stā·shən]
(forestry)
The act or process of removing trees from or clearing aforest.

Deforestation

To cut down and clear away the trees or forests from an area.

deforestation

(programming)
A technique invented by Phil Wadler for eliminating intermediate data structures built and passed between composed functions in function languages.
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The Harz forests were declining, apparently because of Waldsterben, or air-pollution-caused "forest death' (see AMERICAN FORESTS, january, 1986).
In Norway, maybe we have some Waldsterben problems,' she said, but I think that with us, acid rain mostly damages our streams.
Torrill's attitude toward wasteful Americans brings up what may be the most serious problem that faces societies dealing with complex global problems such as Waldsterben.
In other high-elevation forests, the Spruce-Fir Research Cooperative found that areas of dead forests that look like European waldsterben (forest death) can seldom be traced directly to acid rain or mists.