Definition of banding in English:

banding

noun

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

    ‘the yellow and black banding of bees and wasps’
    • ‘Gradients showed very little banding, and no ghosting or other digital artifacts were visible.’
    • ‘My guess is that this is a case of the brightness overcoming the banding with outright intensity, rather than the screen really performing better.’
    • ‘Many ideas have been proposed for the development of chalcedony and the banding in agate.’
    • ‘These are represented by horizontal bands of agate that usually form after concentric banding.’
    • ‘These variants commonly display an irregular fine lamination, but are otherwise extremely uniform, although locally banding may be present.’
    • ‘Some slight banding was visible on continuous gradients, but this was not extreme.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I was pleased with the way the monitor reproduced color gradients - without undesired banding at any contrast/brightness settings.’
    • ‘The wonderfully figured oval panel on the center prospect door and the figured banding around the drawer edges are of carefully chosen native birch.’
    • ‘They will wear a black cap with blue banding and a support staff badge.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Colours were well saturated, and image banding wasn't present.’
    • ‘On LCDs however, there is some banding present - noticeable steps in the gradient from black to white.’
    • ‘‘This banding or layering has been very difficult to find in pictures of asteroids,’ said Thomas.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Safdie found the rich red brick and chocolaty sandstone for the banding in England and Scotland, respectively.’
    • ‘The belemnites sampled in this study were mostly translucent and retained the primary concentric banding that characterizes belemnite rostra.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Gonnardite typically has a silky, almost opalescent luster, and it may exhibit a faint concentric banding.’
    1. 1.1Biochemistry
      The pattern of regions on a chromosome made visible by staining.
      • ‘When their computer identified a chromosome with an unusual banding pattern, the researchers chalked up an intrachromosomal aberration.’
      • ‘These banding patterns are distinct and consistent for each chromosome.’
      • ‘None of the other species showed DAPI banding of their chromosomes.’
      • ‘The sub-chapter on chromosome banding is much better.’
      • ‘The banding pattern of polytene chromosomes was examined under a Zeiss phase-contrast microscope.’

Pronunciation:

banding

/ˈbandɪŋ/