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flatten

To remove structural information, especially to filter something with an implicit tree structure into a simple sequence of leaves; also tends to imply mapping to flat ASCII. "This code flattens an expression with parentheses into an equivalent canonical form."
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Flatten creates a 2D representation of objects and projects them onto the current viewing plane.
Seam free shaping leggings, PS18, Figleaves Medium control support panels to flatten tummy and has no-show look for smooth shape under clothes.
Flatten each to 2mm in thickness, fill with the mixture, and seal by pressing together the ends.
Middlesbrough Council has now carried out work to flatten the area.
In the tights a knitted woven sling cups the buttocks lifting and shaping them without flattening the natural curve and Secret Slimming technology is used to weave them fabric to again slim and smooth the thighs and flatten the tummy.
Don't work with long boards unless they're called for; it's much easier to flatten short boards.
The 58-year-old put in plans to pull down Sir Terry's house because his firm wants to flatten her house for a new supermarket.
According to most theories, the spinning cloud of gas and dust from which a star arises should begin to flatten as a planet-forming disk of material takes shape.
Work to flatten the site will start on January 27 and should be completed by the end of May.
Winner: Mark Flatten, Emily Gersema and Craig Anderson--East Valley Tribune "The Speculators"
Southern California's housing bubble won't end with a pop but a hiss as prices flatten, and any declines will materialize slowly, a UCLA economist said Thursday.
For my second example (opposite, top left), I used a telephoto zoom lens set at about 200mm to flatten perspective in this photograph of a row of tombs in a Buddhist cemetery in Pakxe, Laos.