Definition of Pruning

1. Noun. Something that has been pruned off of a plant.

Generic synonyms: Cutting



2. Noun. The act of trimming a plant.
Generic synonyms: Clipping, Trim, Trimming
Derivative terms: Prune

Definition of Pruning

1. n. The act of trimming, or removing what is superfluous.

Definition of Pruning

1. Noun. A removal of excess material from a tree or shrub. ¹

2. Noun. Something obtained by pruning, as a twig. ¹

3. Noun. (computer science) A method of enumeration that allows the cutting out of parts of a decision tree. ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of prune) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pruning

1. prune [v] - See also: prune

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pruning

prune whip
pruned
prunella
prunellas
prunelle
prunelles
prunello
prunelloes
prunellos
pruner
pruners
prunes
pruney
pruniferous
prunin
pruning (current term)
pruning hook
pruning knife
pruning saw
pruning shears
pruninghook
pruninghooks
prunings
pruno
prunt
prunted
prunts
prunus
prunuses
prurience

Literary usage of Pruning

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1. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1869)
"Arkansas : Judicious summer pruning assists in developing the finit; any system of renewal is ... Delaware : When summer pruning is judiciously performed, ..."

2. Biennial Report by Oregon Board of Horticulture (1905)
"Next to good cultivation the pruning is the most important part. ... But the general principles of pruning must be the same, no matter what the style of ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"pruning is essentially a thinning process. In selling prunes, they are bought ... Some persons oppose any pruning whatever. Undoubtedly a certain type of ..."

4. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1892)
"I, for one, advocate low pruning. I had an essay on the subject of pruning ... Low pruning was considered by ' a great many as objectionable on account of ..."

5. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1873)
"Summer pruning the Grape. WE think it safe to say, that, there is no horticultural operation upon which there is less correct knowledge and practice among ..."

6. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"(3) Heavy pruning of the top tends to produce wood. This is because the same amount of root energy la concentrated into a smaller »mount of top, ..."

7. Coffee and India-rubber Culture in Mexico: Preceeded by Geographical and by Matías Romero (1898)
"Time of pruning. Each of these points will be considered separately. a. General Considerations on pruning.—At first sight it might seem that pruning would ..."

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