Definition of banding in English:



  • 1The presence or formation of visible stripes of contrasting color.

    ‘the yellow and black banding of bees and wasps’
    • ‘These variants commonly display an irregular fine lamination, but are otherwise extremely uniform, although locally banding may be present.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Many ideas have been proposed for the development of chalcedony and the banding in agate.’
    • ‘Gradients showed very little banding, and no ghosting or other digital artifacts were visible.’
    • ‘The wonderfully figured oval panel on the center prospect door and the figured banding around the drawer edges are of carefully chosen native birch.’
    • ‘‘This banding or layering has been very difficult to find in pictures of asteroids,’ said Thomas.’
    • ‘My guess is that this is a case of the brightness overcoming the banding with outright intensity, rather than the screen really performing better.’
    • ‘They will wear a black cap with blue banding and a support staff badge.’
    • ‘The belemnites sampled in this study were mostly translucent and retained the primary concentric banding that characterizes belemnite rostra.’
    • ‘The most spectacular inclusions are bands of native copper that parallel the concentric banding of the agate.’
    • ‘I was pleased with the way the monitor reproduced color gradients - without undesired banding at any contrast/brightness settings.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Gonnardite typically has a silky, almost opalescent luster, and it may exhibit a faint concentric banding.’
    • ‘Safdie found the rich red brick and chocolaty sandstone for the banding in England and Scotland, respectively.’
    • ‘These are represented by horizontal bands of agate that usually form after concentric banding.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Colours were well saturated, and image banding wasn't present.’
    1. 1.1Biochemistry The pattern of regions on a chromosome made visible by staining.
      • ‘The banding pattern of polytene chromosomes was examined under a Zeiss phase-contrast microscope.’
      • ‘The sub-chapter on chromosome banding is much better.’
      • ‘None of the other species showed DAPI banding of their chromosomes.’
      • ‘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.’
    2. 1.2Biochemistry The separation of molecules into bands of concentration in a gel.
      • ‘The composition of the structural organization resulting in 67 nm banding is still a source of discussion.’
      • ‘The TD gels containing materials from all lines showed uniformly consistent banding patterns across all lanes.’
      • ‘The electrophoretic banding patterns of the different types of antigens showed similarities among all the six strains of Leptospira irrespective of their serogroup.’
      • ‘The structural organization of the 67-nm banding is still a source of discussion.’
  • 2The marking of individual birds or other animals with bands or rings.

    ‘banding is a useful tool for the study of migration’
    • ‘Age was assessed solely on the basis of the year of banding as nestlings.’
    • ‘In addition, as many breeders as possible were caught each year for identification and banding.’
    • ‘Web-tagged goslings captured during banding were of known age, which averaged ~ 30 days.’
    • ‘Since banding is also more defined in mature individuals, determination of banding was only scored for mature individuals.’
    • ‘Such studies, as well as the many studies that require banding of nesting birds, involve capture by mist net.’
    • ‘In Denmark, Christian Mortensen began a system of banding, (or ringing as it is known in Europe) in 1899.’
    • ‘If it was banded as an adult, it was assumed to be one year old at the time of banding.’
    • ‘We confirmed all laying dates by back-dating from the nestlings' stage of development at time of banding.’
    • ‘Nests were not monitored in 1979, although sufficient netting and banding were completed to determine returns and new birds.’
    • ‘To compensate for those limitations, recent dispersal studies have used genetic methods as well as direct banding or marking and recapturing.’
    • ‘Ten of the nests in the study area for banding were accessed, nine of which fledged young.’
    • ‘Bird ringing or banding has been a long established way of trying to figure out the routes taken by migratory birds on their momentous journeys.’
    • ‘Capture and banding of nestlings and adults were done in 1967-1976.’
    • ‘During the course of many trips to Mexico, Calder introduced students there to the banding and study of hummingbirds.’
    • ‘This will help to avoid the use of invasive banding of individual penguins as traditional steel bands can interfere with feeding and breeding success.’
    • ‘The use of color banding would have obviated the need for multiple captures of individual birds and the use of mealworm bait.’
    • ‘Blood samples were obtained non-destructively from all parents and from all nestlings at the time of banding, usually 7 or 8 days after hatching.’
    • ‘At time of banding, body measurements were taken (length of rectrices, flattened wing chord, and mass).’
    • ‘Retained offspring could be identified from banding of nestlings or capture of fledged offspring in company with their parents.’
    • ‘The banding would not start until the first chicks hatched, but Hays was already setting up blinds from which the birds could be observed during the daytime for the next six weeks.’