Definition of winnowing

Definition of winnowing
  1. winnowing Verb Present participle of winnow
  2. winnowing Noun The act of separating chaff from grain.
  3. winnow Verb To subject (granular material, especially food grain) to a current of air separating heavier and lighter components, as grain from chaff.
  4. winnow Verb To separate, sift, analyze, or test in this manner.
  5. winnow Verb To blow upon or toss about by blowing; to set in motion as with a fan or wings.
  6. winnow Verb To move about with a flapping motion, as of wings; to flutter.
  7. winnow Noun That which winnows or which is used in winnowing; a contrivance for fanning or winnowing grain.
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