Meaning of STRAND in English

STRAND

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a beached/stranded whale (= one that is stuck on land )

The beached whales are quite obviously very distressed.

a piece/length/strand of wire

The pieces of wire he’d cut were too short.

a strand/wisp of hair (= a thin piece of hair )

She brushed away a strand of hair from her eyes.

passengers are stranded (= are unable to continue their journey )

At least 1,000 passengers were stranded at the airport because of the storm.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

complementary

Non-radioactive oligonucleotide duplexes were prepared the same way by mixing 2 pmol each of the complementary strands .

The labelled Watson and unlabelled complementary strand were mixed in a concentration ratio of 1:2, respectively.

different

But if the different strands can be gradually disentangled, the situation becomes easier.

The collection of mementos on her mantelpiece sums up the different strands of her life.

It may well be the same story that has come down in two different strands of tradition.

It will be instructive therefore to examine some of these different strands within Marxism.

He introduced a quite different strand: I was a slow learner.

When considering the notion of choice in relation to institutional care there are a number of different strands which require separate examination.

important

For the next twelve years, its reports were to form an important strand in the formulation of policy.

As mentioned above, there were three important strands: the Salafiyyists, the Djazara'a group and the Afghanistes.

An important strand in the association's work had always been the development of contacts with writers.

How can the account of authority here offered be thought to represent important strands in Western thought?

long

Twined about the fingers of his free hand were long strands of a woman's hair.

If the long strands are lifted, this forms a diamond design, which is shown in Fig. 3.

He put up his hands and found it was a long strand of seaweed.

He was a mousy man: long thin strands of hair protruded erratically from under his steel helmet.

A neurone is a cell with a small centre from which stem long strands called axons and dendrites.

And there are long strands of fixed points, a bit like beads on long strings.

main

Here two main theoretical strands can be isolated.

The other main strand in nineteenth-century feminism accepted the idea of women as the natural guardians of the moral order.

I intend therefore to pursue three main strands .

other

There are other strands which have rejected this account of self and autonomy.

The other strand concerns the local geological history.

After all there were other strands to the case, loose ends which needed to be tied up.

In various other places and strands of the New Testament we find similar unselfconscious allusions to the three persons in the deity.

The other main strand in nineteenth-century feminism accepted the idea of women as the natural guardians of the moral order.

Two other significant strands of Russia' s colonial expansion into Siberia deserve mention.

The other strand of the community's policy, a carbon tax, now looks unlikely to be approved by ministers.

separate

Each separate strand is simple, whether it is of cotton, cane or clay.

There were in fact two separate but overlapping strands in the social-purity alliance.

The computer, to cite another example, required no fewer than six separate strands of knowledge: binary arithmetic.

single

T m measurements were made using total single strand concentrations of 18 and 8µM for duplexes 1 and 4 respectively.

A fiber or strand mile is a mile-long, single strand of fiber optic wire.

A single strand of technological evolution connects electronic sewing machines, electronic typewriters, and flexible electronic workstations.

A persistent, recurrent theme; a single strand of ancient lore in the weave.

Only one strand of the linkers ligated to the cDNA and the single strand gap was repaired with Taq polymerase prior to amplification.

The crosser is required to tight-rope walk on the single strand below and hold on to the two other lines for balance.

If a really soft fabric is required, the backing yarn can be as fine as a single strand of 2/30.

thin

Carefully snip into the paper along its length, to form a row of thin strands joined at one end.

A thin strand of smoke swept back over Ezra and vanished in the wind.

He was a mousy man: long thin strands of hair protruded erratically from under his steel helmet.

A few thin strands of black to grey hair and a nose that looked like badly applied putty.

It rolled towards High Brook in thin , vaporous strands , giving the house a spectral aspect.

upper

As shown in Fig. 2A, two footprints were observed either with the lower or the upper strand labelled.

various

They locate the various strands in feminist thinking, and show the conceptual problems involved in combining them.

But it was not as straight forward as that, and we need to unravel the various strands of influence and persuasion.

The winners encompassed all the various strands of business.

These various strands of information work with the computer are combined in some of the newest developments in user education in schools.

The various strands of his life were beginning to come together.

To prevent opposition forces coalescing, the authorities went to great length to separate the various strands of artistic and intellectual thought.

■ NOUN

dna

The two DNA strands in the sample would, of course, usually relocate their partners and reform the paired double helix.

The other way is that it can be duplicated into a new DNA strand .

template

For both complexes the additional blockages all occur at, or one nucleotide prior to isolated G residues on the template strand .

This phenomena is consistent with the formation of intrastrand crosslinks between adjacent guanine residues on the template strand .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a strand of silk

Plato draws all the strands of the argument together at the end.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But if they are looking for strands of hope, they should look to Hostetler.

Claude has suggested that there is an exponential relationship between the number of tight junctional strands and transepithelial resistance.

For both complexes the additional blockages all occur at, or one nucleotide prior to isolated G residues on the template strand .

I stared for a long time, without touching anything, wondering why any of it warranted a protective strand of hair.

It is the holder of prepared fleece or flax from which the spinner draws out strands.

We examined the broken ends of the rattan stay and found black spots of mould growing inside the strands.

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