Definition: Deforestation

From New World Encyclopedia


From deforest + -ation, deforest from the prefix de- + forest. First attested in 1870.


deforestation (countable and uncountable, plural deforestations)

  1. The process of destroying a forest and replacing it with something else, especially with an agricultural system.
  2. (computing theory) A transformation to eliminate intermediate data structures within a program.


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