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  • glean — [[t]glin[/t]] v. t. 1) to gather, learn, or find out, usu. bit by bit or slowly and laboriously: to glean information[/ex] 2) to gather (grain or the like) after the reapers or regular gatherers 3) to collect or gather anything little by little… …   From formal English to slang

  • glean — [gli:n] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: glener, from Late Latin glennare] 1.) [T] to find out information slowly and with difficulty glean sth from sb/sth ▪ Additional information was gleaned from other sources. 2.) [I and T] to collect …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • glean´er — glean «gleen», transitive verb. 1. to gather (stalks of grain, ears of corn, or the like) left on a field by reapers: »They gleaned enough potatoes from the field after harvest to fill a large sack. 2. to strip (a field) of grain, corn, or the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • glean — [ glin ] verb 1. ) transitive FORMAL to learn small pieces of information by asking questions or watching or listening carefully: GARNER: Their decisions were based on financial information gleaned from the Internet. 2. ) intransitive or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • glean — [glēn] vt., vi. [ME glenen < OFr glener < VL glennare < Celt, as in OIr dīgleinn, he gleans < IE * ĝhlend < base * ĝhel : see GLEAM] 1. to collect (grain, etc. left by reapers) 2. to collect the remaining grain, etc. from (a reaped …   English World dictionary

  • glean — UK [ɡliːn] / US [ɡlɪn] verb Word forms glean : present tense I/you/we/they glean he/she/it gleans present participle gleaning past tense gleaned past participle gleaned 1) [transitive] to learn small pieces of information by asking questions or… …   English dictionary

  • glean — verb 1 (T) to find out facts and information slowly and with difficulty: glean sth from: I ve managed to glean a few details about him from his friends. 2 (I, T) to collect grain that has been left behind after the crops have been cut …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • glean — [[t]gli͟ːn[/t]] gleans, gleaning, gleaned VERB If you glean something such as information or knowledge, you learn or collect it slowly and patiently, and perhaps indirectly. [V n from n] At present we re gleaning information from all sources...… …   English dictionary

  • Information theory — Not to be confused with Information science. Information theory is a branch of applied mathematics and electrical engineering involving the quantification of information. Information theory was developed by Claude E. Shannon to find fundamental… …   Wikipedia

  • information — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ accurate, correct, precise ▪ authoritative, credible, reliable ▪ erroneous, false, inaccurate …   Collocations dictionary

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