from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A terrace; terraces collectively.

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  • verb Present participle of terrace.
  • noun The formation of terraces
  • noun A terraced structure
  • noun A series of terraces
  • noun A stand with a series of tiers


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  • Other rehabilitation practices include investing in land through practices such as terracing and other counter-erosion measures, control of invasive species, chemical and organic nutrient replenishment, and reforestation.

    Ecosystems and Human Well-being~ Desertification Synthesis~ Key Questions on Desertification in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment 2008

  • These analyses should indicate whether these waste products were reused for purposes such as terracing or road metalling, or whether actual metalworking activities took place here.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Survey Report 17 2003

  • He brought to California techniques observed in Japan, such as terracing and manure spreading, and was accomplished in animal husbandry.

    Biography 2001

  • “They must use these furrows as a kind of terracing,” said Ariel.

    Perihilion Asimov, Isaac 1988

  • On sloping soils, soil conservation measures such as terracing or ditch-and-bank systems will significantly improve water retention in addition to reducing soil losses.

    Chapter 9 1981

  • The good news for corn ethanol is that farmers are using precision agriculture and methods such as terracing and plant breeding to reduce the land and water required to grow and process a bushel of corn.

    Media Newswire 2008

  • Like the fireplace mantel, try terracing sections of your display to give it the kind of character and visual effect that I guarantee you most displays fail to deliver.

    Godzilla Rare | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles 2009

  • If you do want to use your mantel, try terracing part of the display by elevating the height where you place a building or two.

    Godzilla Rare | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles 2009

  • Royal Albert Hall, LondonThe performance was highly accomplished, with the dynamic terracing of the orchestral writing carefully contoured, says Andrew Clements

    Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic – review 2011

  • In use, the cafe seating can spill out to occupy the various levels of the terracing, animating the public space around.

    The Silver Cafe by Arca Architects 2009


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