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  • the act of separating grain from chaff; "the winnowing was done by women"
  • remove by a current of air; "winnow chaff"
  • treat by exposure to a current of air so that waste matter is eliminated; "winnow grain"
  • separate from chaff; "She stood there winnowing grain all day in the field"
  • blow on; "The wind was winnowing her hair"

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  • the act of separating grain from chaff; "the winnowing was done by women"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Winnow'


  • Winnowing: algorithm, see Winnow (algorithm). For the sound made by snipe in courtship display, see Drumming (snipe). Wind winnowing is an agricultural
  • Winnow (algorithm): The winnow algorithm is a technique from machine learning for learning a linear classifier from labeled examples. It is very similar to the perceptron
  • St Winnow: 50°22′59″N 4°39′07″W / 50.383°N 4.652°W / 50.383; -4.652 St Winnow (Cornish: Sen Gwynnek) is a civil parish situated in Cornwall, England,
  • Winnowing Basket (Chinese constellation): The Winnowing Basket mansion (箕宿, pinyin: Jī Xiù) is one of the Twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the eastern mansions
  • Winnowing barn: Winnowing barns (or winnowing houses) were commonly found in South Carolina on antebellum rice plantations. A winnowing barn consists of a large shed
  • WinnowTag: winnowTag is a web-based recommender system and news aggregator in which a person tags example items as belonging to a topic, thus training statistical
  • Winnowing Oar: The Winnowing Oar (athereloigos - Greek ἀθηρηλοιγός) is an object that appears in Books XI and XXIII of Homer's Odyssey. In the epic, Odysseus is instructed
  • Sifting and winnowing: Sifting and winnowing is a metaphor for the academic pursuit of truth associated with the University of Wisconsin–Madison. It was coined by UW President

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