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Without water in the substrate, alluvial soil shrinks and subsides, leading to a sinking city.
The ceramic substrate, called a platen, will then be glued on with a thermally conductive adhesive.
FinFETs solve this problem by moving into the third dimension: instead of the channel being a tiny little 2D patch of silicon, a 3D fin juts out from the substrate, allowing for a much larger volume of silicon.
Atop this substrate sandwich ran copper pipes that carried Gamgee’s special solution of glycerine, ether, nitrogen peroxide and water.
Some of the plant sap and insect excreta drop on the foliage to provide a substrate for the sooty mold fungus that now coats the leaves of your allamanda.
Wetlands, generally speaking, are any land where the water table is at or near the surface and the level of water saturation determines the flora and fauna that live there, as well as the substrate, or soil. 4.
The artificial reef serves as the hard substrate oysters need to thrive.
But can your mind exist only in a biological substrate that weighs 1.5 kilograms, is very wet, and floats like a jellyfish?
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With its Latin prefix sub-, "below", substrate obviously refers to a layer under something else. Rock may serve as the substrate for the coral in a coral reef. Tiny wafers of silicon (or another semiconductor) serve as the substrate for computer chips. Substrate may also mean subsoil—that is, the layer under the topsoil, lacking in organic matter or humus. Substrate is part of the vocabulary of various other sciences, including chemistry and biology. But although it's mostly a scientific term, writers may also use it to mean simply "foundation"—for instance, when observing that reading is the substrate on which most other learning is based.
Origin and Etymology of substrate
Medieval Latin substratum
First Known Use: 1730See Words from the same year
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