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cold

1. (of a colour) having violet, blue, or green predominating; giving no sensation of warmth
2. Metallurgy denoting or relating to a process in which work-hardening occurs as a result of the plastic deformation of a metal at too low a temperature for annealing to take place
3. (of a process) not involving heat, in contrast with traditional methods
4. an acute viral infection of the upper respiratory passages characterized by discharge of watery mucus from the nose, sneezing, etc.

Cold

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

The signs are numbered from 1 to 12 according to their order in the zodiac (i.e., Aries = 1, Taurus = 2, etc.). Cold and hot was one of the sets of categories used in premodern physics, and the ancients classified all even-numbered signs (all water and earth signs) as cold. Traditionally, the Moon and Saturn, and sometimes other planets, were also considered to be cold. The terms hot and cold are infrequently used in modern astrology.

cold

[kōld]
(electricity)
Pertaining to electrical circuits that are disconnected from voltage supplies and at ground potential; opposed to hot, pertaining to carrying an electrical charge.

COLD

(language)
A sugared version of COLD-K.

COLD

(storage)
Computer Output to Laser Disk - see Enterprise Report Management.

cold

(1) Inactive; unused; idle. See cold backup, cold boot and cold swap.

(2) (COLD) (Computer Output to LaserDisc) Archiving large volumes of transactions on a LaserDisc (LD). This early technology was superseded by other forms of optical media (see WORM, magneto-optic disk and DVD-R). See LaserDisc, ERM and computer output microfilm.
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Cold acclimation treatment: Three pea plants from each breeding lines and cultivars were carry outto determine thecold resistance.
Carapetian, "The influence of cold acclimation on proline, malondialdehyde (MDA), total protein and pigments contents in soybean (Glycine max) seedlings," Journal of Biological Sciences, vol.
Cold acclimation, de-acclimation and re-acclimation of spring canola, winter canola and winter wheat: The role of carbohydrates, cold-induced stress proteins and vernalization.
Results presented here also contrast with previous reports describing an absence of cold acclimation capacity in domesticated varieties of the common sunflower Helianthus annum (Hewezi et aL, 2006; Allinne et aL, 2009).
As observed in other animals, greenlip abalone may demonstrate phenotypic plasticity or flexibility in response to cold acclimation, which may have been achieved by increasing stomach epithelial surface area in response to depressed enzymatic activity and absorptive capacity at the colder temperature in an attempt to increase nutrient absorption and/or enzyme secretion.
Changes in the redox state of PSII have been proposed as a temperature-sensing mechanism for cold acclimation (NDong et al., 2001; Rapacz, 2002).
This indicates, he says, that halting growth may not be an absolute requirement for cold acclimation.
Thermogenesis, energy intake and serum leptin in Apodemus chevrieri in Hengduan Mountains region during cold acclimation. J.
We identified cold-induced S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase (AdoMetDC; DEG7), cold acclimation specific protein 30 (DEG32) and DnaJ-like protein (DEG41).
In the February 2011 issue of Appellation Cornell, Martinson described how grapevines transition from a cold-tender to a cold-hardy state in a process known as cold acclimation and then deacclimate, slowly, which leads to bud burst.