1. a small building or lean-to of light construction, used for storage, shelter, etc.
2. a large roofed structure, esp one with open sides, used for storage, repairing locomotives, sheepshearing, etc.
3. a large retail outlet in the style of a warehouse
1. (in weaving) the space made by shedding
Physics a former unit of nuclear cross section equal to 10--52 square metre
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A rough structure for shelter, storage or a workshop; it may be a separate building or a lean-to against another structure, often with one or more open sides.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a structure for keeping furbearing animals. A shed consists of a lean-to with a gable roof, under which cages are arranged in two, four, or six rows. The supporting structure, or framework, is made of wood, steel, or reinforced concrete. The roof is tile or slate. The passages between the rows of cages are paved with asphalt. In regions with large snowdrifts the cages are set on posts, and there are closed corridors.
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A unit of cross section, used in studying collisions of nuclei and particles, equal to 10-24 barn, or 10-48 square centimeter.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A rough structure for shelter, storage, or a workshop. It may be a separate building or a lean-to against another structure; often with one or more open sides.
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