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spray

1
1. fine particles of a liquid
2. 
a. a liquid, such as perfume, paint, etc., designed to be discharged from an aerosol or atomizer
b. the aerosol or atomizer itself

spray

2
Botany a single slender shoot, twig, or branch that bears buds, leaves, flowers, or berries, either growing on or detached from a plant
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spray

[′sprā]
(astrophysics)
An explosive release of gas in all directions from the sun's chromosphere, with velocities as high as 930 miles (1500 kilometers) per second, which normally occurs in the first minutes of a flare.
(engineering)
A mechanically produced dispersion of liquid into a gas stream; as drops are large, the spray is unstable and the liquid will fall free of the gas stream when velocity decreases.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

spray

(networking)
A Unix command that sends packets to a host and reports performance statistics. The number of packets, delay between packets and packet length can all be specified. The spray command uses the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) protocol to send a one-way stream of packets to the sprayd daemon on the given host. With the "-i" option, spray uses the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) instead of RPC. Normally these will be echoed automatically, creating a return stream.

Unix manual page: spray(1M).
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As shown in Figure 1(b), the sprayer position was adjusted in each trial to ensure that the spray drift always reached the measurement area.
The total spray drift from spray nozzle above patternator was calculated from the following equation [15]
The effect of boom section and nozzle configuration on the risk of spray drift. Journal of Agricultural Research.
It should also pay the complainant for any loss of value to his property caused by the spray drift, she added.
Both the EPA and the State Department have acknowledged that unintentional spraying of legal crops and natural vegetation, due to spray drift, is likely to kill plants downwind of coca fields.
According to Betsy Marsh, "EPA assessments and numerous field reports suggest that spray drift from aerial eradication likely causes substantial damage to non-target vegetation, destroying habitat and causing adverse effects to wildlife.
COMPULSORY no-spray buffer zones around farm fields have been rejected by the government despite claims that peoples' health has been affected by spray drift.
Although restrictions were put in place to limit the potential for spray drift, run-off and damage to food crops, records indicate the effects were sometimes observed as far as 200 meters down wind.
Vine-X also can be used for minor vegetation control tasks by nonspecialist right of way service personnel (rather than having to employ a licensed applicator with a backpack sprayer), where vine and brush control are needed in environmentally sensitive situations, and where the total avoidance of spray drift and misting is an issue.
"Many manufacturers produce new nozzles that are designed to reduce spray drift by reducing the generation of very fine droplets," Shenk notes.
It is supposed not to be harmful to plants, but being hyper-cautious, I would tend to protect them against spray drift.
However, weeds growing among established plants are better removed by hand, as spray drift can occur with even the slightest breeze killing nearby plants.