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The planting of seed.
The adding of a seed charge to a supersaturated solution, or a single crystal of a desired substance to a solution of the substance to induce crystallization.
The introduction of atoms with a low ionization potential into a hot gas to increase electrical conductivity.
BitTorrent seedA BitTorrent client that has the entire file for downloading. The BitTorrent client is "seeding" as long as the program is kept running. See BitTorrent.
seed(1) The starting value used by a random number generation routine to create random numbers.
(2) A BitTorrent user who has a file that can be downloaded to another user. See BitTorrent seed.
(3) (seed accelerator) See startup accelerator.
(4) (SEED) (Self-Electro-optic-Effect Device) An optical transistor developed by David Miller at Bell Labs in 1986.