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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 This early technology was superseded by other forms of optical media (see WORM, magneto-optic disk and DVD-R).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, 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).
Expression of nonacclimated freezing tolerance and cold acclimation capacity in somatic hybrids between hardy wild Solanum species and cultivated potatoes.
Changes in the redox state of PSII have been proposed as a temperature-sensing mechanism for cold acclimation (NDong et al.
Dormancy is generally believed to be a prerequisite for cold acclimation in woody perennials.
Adaptive character of metabolism in Eothenomys miletus in Hengduan Mountains region during cold acclimation.
These abilities known as cold acclimation which increase the response of tolerance to low non-freezing temperatures (Thomashow, 1999) and modify variety of carbohydrate composition including in lipid, protein during cold acclimation (Steponkus and Lynch, 1989; Guy, 1990; Thomashow, 1990).
Years in which frost is early or fruit maturity is delayed may also delay cold acclimation and reduce bud hardiness.
At the cellular level, it has been demonstrated that cell membranes are directly involved in cold acclimation and freezing tolerance and the primary sites of freezing injury (Lu et al.
For example, cold acclimation (CA) alters membrane composition, thereby increasing dehydration tolerance (Sugawara and Steponkus, 1990) and is known to increase glass formation in woody plant cells (Steponkus et al.