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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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Canon Terry DeForest, vision advocate and director of human resources, added, "we're no longer just feeling at the mercy of those financial situations.
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The frost line was six and a half feet, and drilling through the frost wasn't a problem," DeForest said.
Ten years ago, Bales and the DeForest Area School Board employed Future Search, an interactive planning process model used worldwide to achieve shared goals amid diverse cultures, to organize what the district named its "Framework for Our Future" conference.
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The great ape's forest habitat is rapidly diminishing because logging companies deforest vast areas to collect wood to sell.
The grade 7-9 winning idea from DeForest Cooperative Middle School, DeForest, Wis.
DeForest, WI, and Advanced Cell Technology, Worcester, MA, it does not want the companies cloned animals to be eaten just yet.
Today, millions of Star Trek fans are mourning the passing of the actor who made him so memorable, DeForest Kelley.
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United Water officials announced today thatthe company's Lake DeForest Water Treatment Plant in West Nyack, NY, recently received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001: 2004 and 9001: 2008 certifications, demonstrating that the plant's environmental and quality management systems meet stringent international standards.