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canalise +‎ -ation

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  • IPA(key): /ˌkænələˈzeɪʃən/

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canalisation (usually uncountable, plural canalisations)

  1. The conversion of a river or other waterway to a canal.
    • 1857, Charles Lamb Kenney, The Gates of the East: Ten Chapters on the Isthmus of Suez Canal, page 18:
      The whole of the soil of the isthmus is admirably adapted for the labours of canalisation.
  2. The management of something using defined channels of communication.
  3. (genetics) The ability of a genotype to produce the same phenotype regardless of variability of its environment.

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From canaliser +‎ -ation.

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canalisation f (plural canalisations)

  1. canalisation

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  • Turkish: kanalizasyon

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