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culling

[ kuhl-ing ]
/ ˈkʌl ɪŋ /
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noun
the act or process of selecting and removing desirable or undesirable individuals from a group: Reducing farm exposure to the bacteria will require more rigorous testing and culling of infected animals.
the process of gathering or collecting: To realize progress through the transfer of ideas, an informed culling of content and the extension of a shared knowledge base are essential.
the group of things resulting from either of these processes: The collection War in Context provides a crucial culling of stories that I would surely have missed had I not read it.
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