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wingspan

, wingspread
the distance between the wing tips of an aircraft, bird, etc.

wingspan

The distance from one wing tip to the other. See span.
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2) The Wingspread Conference on the Precautionary Principle was a three-day academic conference where the precautionary principle was defined.
The meeting was held at the Wingspread Conference Center in Racine, Wisconsin, in July 1991.
Besides publishing other references on service-learning (curricular service-learning models and reflective ideas for students), NSEE hosted another Wingspread conference in 1991.
The idea of "symbols" was prominent at Wingspread and after (Blair, 1997), which marked off one kind of culturally inflected rhetorical study, influenced also by the "myth-and-symbol school" of American studies (on which, see Trachtenberg, 1984).
First coined at a research meeting held at the Wingspread Conference Center in 1991, the hypothesis helped to coalesce a body of research that heretofore had appeared unrelated.
The 1998 Wingspread Statement on the Precautionary Principle, resulting from a conference of the Science and Environmental Health Network in Wisconsin, summarizes the principle this way: "When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically.
The 1998 Wingspread Consensus Statement provides another, even stronger, version of the precautionary principle: "[w]hen an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically.
A brown bat in wingspread repose encased in a crystal ball.
71) These changes were recommended by the report, "Agenda for Reform," issued by the participants of the Wingspread Conference held in Racine, Wisconsin, in 1988.
businesses, farmers, environmental not-for-profits, and government agencies, under the auspices of The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread, has taken up the call for full-cost pricing as a solution to the impending freshwater crisis, saying that society no longer can afford to treat water as a "cheap, nonstrategic, and infinitely available resource.
Young birds in nest know it best-- tanager tongue-- one in falcon colors, cinnamon teal (the great river effigies wingspread by night to north and west, watermark and cachet).
I like the flowing, breathing, round movements for the torso, and I really wanted to work on opening up my chest," she says, as she gracefully demonstrates the classic wingspread of the Swan Queen.