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layer

1. one of four or more levels of vegetation defined in ecological studies: the ground or moss layer, the field or herb layer, the shrub layer, and one or more tree layers
2. a laying hen
3. Horticulture
a. a shoot or branch rooted during layering
b. a plant produced as a result of layering

layer

[′lā·ər]
(computer science)
One of the divisions within which components or functions are isolated in a computer system with layered architecture or a communications system with layered protocols.
(geology)
A tabular body of rock, ice, sediment, or soil lying parallel to the supporting surface and distinctly limited above and below.
(geophysics)
One of several strata of ionized air, some of which exist only during the daytime, occurring at altitudes between 30 and 250 miles (50 and 400 kilometers); the layers reflect radio waves at certain frequencies and partially absorb others.
(metallurgy)
The stratum of weld metal consisting of one or more passes and lying parallel to the welding surface.

course

course, 1
1. A layer of masonry units running horizontally in a wall or, much less commonly, curved over an arch; it is bonded with mortar.
2. A continuous row or layer of material, as shingles, tiles, etc.

layer

layer

(1) One of several "drawing boards" or "canvasses" for creating elements in a picture. See layers and flatten layers.

(2) One of several levels in a communications protocol. See OSI.
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Although the functional layer of stretch film comprises only about 10-15% of the total film composition, the properties of the material in that layer are said to be key to overall performance.
Leybold Optics is one of the world's leading providers of production systems for vacuum deposition of functional layers for a wide range of applications.
The Germany based Leybold Optics provides production systems for vacuum deposition of functional layers for a range of applications.
One can at least read on the exterior the functional layers - glazed reading spaces at the bottom, then the opaque yellow volume containing archives, then the glazed research spaces above that.
One-step processed coatings that separate into functional layers upon curing or drying can be regarded as a sustainable process that reduces hazardous materials emissions, conserves energy, and improves the economy of coating applications.
The comparison proved that the new nanosensor benefited from more functional layers.
functional layers and "subtle motion that make it feel more alive".
distinct and functional layers help create depth and establish hierarchy and order.
The MSIC is a flexible ground-based system developed by defence and security company Sb to collect, process, analyse and report intelligence data; providing the functional layers layers between airborne surveillance units and C4I systems.
For instance, its low hot tack temperature assists reliable closure of the container bottom during blow molding and the wide processing window of Surlyn facilitates coextrusion with numerous other thermoplastics which are used as the outer envelope and, in certain applications, also in the form of additional functional layers.
Similar trends regarding timescales for the adoption and integration of new materials in other functional layers of the devices are now also being seen.
Featuring advanced and proprietary m3 technology, Magic3 catheters are the first intermittent catheters created and crafted from a composition of three distinct functional layers.

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