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channel +‎ -ization


channelization (plural channelizations)

  1. The straightening and widening of a stream or river
    • 1998, Lloyd L. Adams, Wetlands Overview: Problems With Acreage Data Persist
      Section 404 of the Clean Water Act does not regulate activities such as drainage, ditching, and channelization for agricultural production.
  2. The division of a wide-band communications channel into multiple narrow-band channels
    • 1979, Radiofrequency use and management: impacts from the World Administrative Radio Conference of 1979.
      The specific frequency bands are not consistent with the current design and channelization plans for the DSCS [Defense Satellite Communications System] III.