Definition of banding in English:

banding

noun

mass noun
  • 1The presence or formation of stripes of contrasting colour.

    ‘the yellow and black banding of bees and wasps’
    • ‘My guess is that this is a case of the brightness overcoming the banding with outright intensity, rather than the screen really performing better.’
    • ‘Notice that the source material features a little banding in some areas, and is certainly blurry due to the movement of both camera and actor.’
    • ‘I was pleased with the way the monitor reproduced color gradients - without undesired banding at any contrast/brightness settings.’
    • ‘The most spectacular inclusions are bands of native copper that parallel the concentric banding of the agate.’
    • ‘Trace elements are common in chert-forming minerals and these give chert some spectacularly colourful banding, creating the complex patterns found in chert nodule geodes and jewellery stones.’
    • ‘Gradients showed very little banding, and no ghosting or other digital artifacts were visible.’
    • ‘These are represented by horizontal bands of agate that usually form after concentric banding.’
    • ‘Azurite commonly occurs in stalactitic, botryoidal, or earthy masses, many of which display concentric or parallel banding of various shades of blue or alternating with malachite.’
    • ‘Safdie found the rich red brick and chocolaty sandstone for the banding in England and Scotland, respectively.’
    • ‘They will wear a black cap with blue banding and a support staff badge.’
    • ‘Gonnardite typically has a silky, almost opalescent luster, and it may exhibit a faint concentric banding.’
    • ‘‘This banding or layering has been very difficult to find in pictures of asteroids,’ said Thomas.’
    • ‘The color reproduction isn't exactly perfect: color gradients are displayed with visible banding at the default settings as well as at a reduced contrast.’
    • ‘Some slight banding was visible on continuous gradients, but this was not extreme.’
    • ‘On LCDs however, there is some banding present - noticeable steps in the gradient from black to white.’
    • ‘Many ideas have been proposed for the development of chalcedony and the banding in agate.’
    • ‘The belemnites sampled in this study were mostly translucent and retained the primary concentric banding that characterizes belemnite rostra.’
    • ‘These variants commonly display an irregular fine lamination, but are otherwise extremely uniform, although locally banding may be present.’
    • ‘Colours were well saturated, and image banding wasn't present.’
    • ‘The wonderfully figured oval panel on the center prospect door and the figured banding around the drawer edges are of carefully chosen native birch.’
    1. 1.1Biochemistry The pattern of regions on a chromosome made visible by staining.
      • ‘The sub-chapter on chromosome banding is much better.’
      • ‘The banding pattern of polytene chromosomes was examined under a Zeiss phase-contrast microscope.’
      • ‘When their computer identified a chromosome with an unusual banding pattern, the researchers chalked up an intrachromosomal aberration.’
      • ‘None of the other species showed DAPI banding of their chromosomes.’
      • ‘These banding patterns are distinct and consistent for each chromosome.’

Pronunciation

banding

/ˈbandɪŋ/