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churning

[′chərn·iŋ]
(food engineering)
A mechanical mixing process used to separate the fat phase from a fat-water system; universally used in the manufacture of butter.

churning

Firing one group of employees and hiring another. As companies move into newer, high-tech ventures, they often eliminate employees with older skills while bringing on new people who have computer programming, networking and Web experience. In short, stay computer literate! It pays to read this publication often. See churn rate.
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Finally, we individual investors ourselves sometimes engage in churning if we have short attention spans or are just impatient.
I never understood my fascination with churning until recent years.
You can eat homemade ice cream just after churning, but it will be a bit soft -- and not hard enough to scoop.
To avert a downturn in the churning business, Vishnu mutated into a tortoise, submerged himself between the mountain's base and the ocean floor, and steadied the churn on his durable shell.
Dreyer's has explained that while the new light ingredients match those in the current Dreyer's/Edy's Grand Light, slow churning the ice cream kneads fat molecules at a colder temperature, stretching and distributing them widely so the ice cream tastes like it contains more butterfat.
Churning personnel by laying off old-tech workers and simultaneously hiring new-tech workers can have unexpected consequences for a firm that causes it to be worse off.