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clipping

Electronics the distortion of an audio or visual signal in which the tops of peaks with a high amplitude are cut off, caused by, for example, overloading of amplifier circuits

clipping

[′klip·iŋ]
(communications)
The perceptible mutilation of signals or speech syllables during transmission, often due to limiting.
(computer science)
(electronics)

clipping

(1) Cutting off the outer edges or boundaries of a word, signal or image. In rendering an image, clipping removes any objects or portions thereof that are not visible on screen. See scissoring. See also WCA.

(2) A square ("clipped") waveform that occurs when the power output of an amplifier cannot meet the power requirement of the speaker it is driving. Clipping can be very harmful to high-frequency speakers (tweeters).
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Formerly, scrapbook clippings were cross-referenced under Series 5: Newspaper Clippings, but it was not always clear to researchers where the original item came from.
of Delft, the Netherlands) presents this doctoral thesis analyzing the use of nail clippings as an indicator of long term uptake of nutritional and toxic metal species.
The yew clippings contain a complicated enzyme - Taxus Bacctata - which when processed is used to reduce the size of tumours, allowing surgeries that otherwise may not be feasible.
Mowing front and backyard lawns, plus fields at parks, schools, and other city and suburban landscapes, "creates tons of clippings that typically end up in landfills," says Agricultural Research Service chemist Syed H.
The researchers compared the toenail clippings of this group to those 630 men who did not develop lung cancer.
She decided to scoop up the clippings and flog them as "celebrity memorabilia" for charity on eBay.
The new system chops the grass clippings into fine particles, which are then pushed into the turf out of sight.
While I agree with Ron that clippings from grass cutting are not collected because disposal of the mass would be difficult and costly, I have to state that instead of grass clippings feeding the growing grass on lawns, pitches and golf courses, a top dressing of granular fertiliser and lime is used yearly to feed the grass.
Altogether we have about 700 square metres of yew hedge, usually yielding about a tonne and a half of clippings - this may be less this year due to the very hot and dry weather.
However you could put the clippings through a chipper and compost the chippings separately, and use them for mulch next year.