Definition of banding in US English:



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

    ‘the yellow and black banding of bees and wasps’
    • ‘The most spectacular inclusions are bands of native copper that parallel the concentric banding of the agate.’
    • ‘These are represented by horizontal bands of agate that usually form after concentric banding.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The wonderfully figured oval panel on the center prospect door and the figured banding around the drawer edges are of carefully chosen native birch.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Many ideas have been proposed for the development of chalcedony and the banding in agate.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The belemnites sampled in this study were mostly translucent and retained the primary concentric banding that characterizes belemnite rostra.’
    • ‘‘This banding or layering has been very difficult to find in pictures of asteroids,’ said Thomas.’
    • ‘On LCDs however, there is some banding present - noticeable steps in the gradient from black to white.’
    • ‘These variants commonly display an irregular fine lamination, but are otherwise extremely uniform, although locally banding may be present.’
    • ‘Gradients showed very little banding, and no ghosting or other digital artifacts were visible.’
    • ‘I was pleased with the way the monitor reproduced color gradients - without undesired banding at any contrast/brightness settings.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1Biochemistry The pattern of regions on a chromosome made visible by staining.
      • ‘The sub-chapter on chromosome banding is much better.’
      • ‘None of the other species showed DAPI banding of their chromosomes.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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 structural organization of the 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 composition of the structural organization resulting in 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’
    • ‘In Denmark, Christian Mortensen began a system of banding, (or ringing as it is known in Europe) in 1899.’
    • ‘In addition, as many breeders as possible were caught each year for identification and banding.’
    • ‘Capture and banding of nestlings and adults were done in 1967-1976.’
    • ‘At time of banding, body measurements were taken (length of rectrices, flattened wing chord, and mass).’
    • ‘We confirmed all laying dates by back-dating from the nestlings' stage of development at time of banding.’
    • ‘During the course of many trips to Mexico, Calder introduced students there to the banding and study of hummingbirds.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The use of color banding would have obviated the need for multiple captures of individual birds and the use of mealworm bait.’
    • ‘Ten of the nests in the study area for banding were accessed, nine of which fledged young.’
    • ‘To compensate for those limitations, recent dispersal studies have used genetic methods as well as direct banding or marking and recapturing.’
    • ‘Since banding is also more defined in mature individuals, determination of banding was only scored for mature individuals.’
    • ‘Nests were not monitored in 1979, although sufficient netting and banding were completed to determine returns and new birds.’
    • ‘Web-tagged goslings captured during banding were of known age, which averaged ~ 30 days.’
    • ‘Age was assessed solely on the basis of the year of banding as nestlings.’
    • ‘If it was banded as an adult, it was assumed to be one year old at the time of banding.’
    • ‘Such studies, as well as the many studies that require banding of nesting birds, involve capture by mist net.’
    • ‘This will help to avoid the use of invasive banding of individual penguins as traditional steel bands can interfere with feeding and breeding success.’