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ter·race

 (tĕr′ĭs)
n.
1.
a. A porch or walkway bordered by colonnades.
b. A platform extending outdoors from a floor of a house or apartment building.
2. An open, often paved area adjacent to a house serving as an outdoor living space; a patio.
3. A raised bank of earth having vertical or sloping sides and a flat top: turning a hillside into a series of ascending terraces for farming.
4. A flat, narrow stretch of ground, often having a steep slope facing a river, lake, or sea.
5.
a. A row of buildings erected on raised ground or on a sloping site.
b. A section of row houses.
c. Abbr. Ter. or Terr. A residential street, especially along the top or slope of a hill.
6. A narrow strip of landscaped earth in the middle of a street.
tr.v. ter·raced, ter·rac·ing, ter·rac·es
1. To provide (a house, for example) with a terrace or terraces.
2. To form (a hillside or sloping lawn, for example) into terraces.

[French, from Old French, from Old Provençal terrassa, from Vulgar Latin *terrācea, feminine of *terrāceus, earthen, from Latin terra, earth; see ters- in Indo-European roots.]

terracing

(ˈtɛrəsɪŋ)
n
1. a series of terraces, esp one dividing a slope into a steplike system of flat narrow fields
2. (Building) the act of making a terrace or terraces
3. (Soccer) another name for terrace7a
4. (Rugby) another name for terrace7a
Translations

terracing

n no pl
(on land) → Terrassen pl
(Brit Sport) → Ränge pl

terracing

[ˈtɛrəsɪŋ] n (Agr) → terrazzamento (Brit) (Sport) the terracingle gradinate
References in classic literature ?
Theirs was an almost obliterated Buddhism, overlaid with a nature-worship fantastic as their own landscapes, elaborate as the terracing of their tiny fields; but they recognized the big hat, the clicking rosary, and the rare Chinese texts for great authority; and they respected the man beneath the hat.
IT'S an image synonymous with the Welsh Valleys - the traditional terraced houses nestling in their close knit former mining communities Whether in the Rhymney Valley or the Rhondda, the sight of terracing clinging to the sides of hills and mountains is part of our heritage.
Terracing consists of a set of channels adequately spaced and placed so as to divide the long slope into short slopes (FAO, 2000; ZHANG et al.
Conservation practices, including terracing, have contributed to this reduction, with an overall decrease in U.
Prices: Terracing - Adults pounds 9, Under 16s pounds 3, Senior citizens pounds 6.