Straggling

Breakage of a few plant stems, especially cereals resulting in a few tillers falling down.

Straggling

Strag'gling adjective & noun from Straggle , v.
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Straggling

• a. & n. from Straggle, v. • (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Straggle
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straggling

(from the article `radiation`) ...as mean (or average) values over an ensemble of atoms or molecules, because energy loss is a statistical phenomenon. Fluctuations are to be ... ...thickness of the medium required to stop all electrons. A slight spread of values in the range that given charged particles of the same initial ... [2 rel...
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Straggling

Because of the statistical nature of the collisions of charged particles with atomic electrons, the range of the charged particles is not unique, but is actually a mean value R. Fluctuations about R is called straggling.
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