Nouns denoting natural proesses

souring
the process of becoming sour
 
Markoff chain
a Markov process for which the parameter is discrete time values
 
anabolism
the synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy
 
infolding
the folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surface
 
industrial process
a systematic series of mechanical or chemical operations that produce or manufacture something
 
oxidisation
the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction
 
quintupling
increasing by a factor of five
 
carbon cycle
a thermonuclear reaction in the interior of stars
 
hypermenorrhea
abnormally heavy or prolonged menstruation; can be a symptom of uterine tumors and can lead to anemia if prolonged
 
backgrounding
the execution of low priority programs while higher priority programs are not using the processing system
 
Bradley method of childbirth
a method that prepares a mother for natural childbirth by providing education and exercises and nutrition and techniques of breathing and relaxation (with the assistance of the father)
 
regeneration
feedback in phase with (augmenting) the input
 
gametogenesis
the development and maturation of sex cells through meiosis
 
meltdown
severe overheating of the core of a nuclear reactor resulting in the core melting and radiation escaping
 
iteration
(computer science) executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtained
 
Bessemer process
an industrial process for making steel using a Bessemer converter to blast air through molten iron and thus burning the excess carbon and impurities; the first successful method of making steel in quantity at low cost
 
disintegration
separation into component parts
 
asynchronous operation
operations that occur without a regular or predictable time relation to other events
 
passive transport
transport of a substance across a cell membrane by diffusion; expenditure of energy is not required
 
economic growth
steady growth in the productive capacity of the economy (and so a growth of national income)
 
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