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browse

the young twigs, shoots, leaves, etc., on which certain animals feed

browse

[brau̇z]
(biology)
Twigs, shoots, and leaves eaten by livestock and other grazing animals.
To feed on this vegetation.
(computer science)
Any method for looking at information stored in a computer in a random manner, usually using a cathode-ray tube or other electronic display.
(graphic arts)
Rapid examination by means of a reader screen of the individual frames of a multi-image microform; used in searching for or processing a specific image.

browse

(1) On the Web, browse means to move from link to link to view the contents of Web pages. See Web browser.

(2) To view the contents of a file. See file viewer and graphics viewer.

(3) To view the file hierarchy on a disk. Browse is a primary function of a file manager, letting users peruse the files by name that are on the computer's drives. The browse function is also built into every Open and Save operation in an application. It allows the user to locate a file in order to open it and to select a folder in which to save a newly created file. See file manager.

(4) To view and edit a flow chart of a system created in a program specialized for visual system design.

(5) To view and edit a class hierarchy of objects in an object-oriented programming language. See object-oriented programming.
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A shrub was classified as intensely browsed if at some point in the life of the shrub: (1) complete annual segment was dead (causing an annual segment to develop from a segment that elongated prior to the previous year); and (2) the dead segment was browsed.
The survey of critical willow habitat in 2000 found that 100% of Geyer willow was intensely browsed in all surveyed areas (Keigley et al.
Diameters at points of browsing (DPB) and diameters of unbrowsed twigs (DUT) were randomly measured for each plant species represented by browsed twigs.
were not included in the analyses because they were uncommon and browsed minimally.
05); and striped maple, beaked hazel, and mountain maple were browsed in proportion to their availability (P > 0.
The genet must contend not only with removal of portions of its tissues, but also competition with its neighbors that may or may not have been browsed by moose.
coniferous), season, and whether the plant has been previously browsed.
In winter, the bare current shoots of these species are also browsed, along with the current shoots (twigs and needles) of two conifers, Pinus sylvestris in Fennoscandia and Russia and Abies balsamea, particularly in the Maritime Provinces and New England, in North America.
Herbivores have influenced structure, biomass, production, and species composition of vegetation in heavily browsed or grazed areas (Jefferies et al.
Species, height (cm), basal diameter (mm), and numbers of unbrowsed and browsed twigs for each stem were recorded.