Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. In quantum mechanics, the passing of a particle through a seemingly impenetrable barrier without a cause that is explainable by classical physics.

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  • n. The act of burrowing a tunnel.
  • n. The practice of exploring tunnel.
  • n. The quantum mechanical passing of a particle through an energy barrier.
  • v. Present participle of tunnel.

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Examples

  • The deep bore tunneling is the most riskiest but clearly not the only piece of cost overruns.

    Open Letter to the Council: Take the Same Damn Risk You’re Asking Us To Take « PubliCola

  • I love how they used the ‘tunneling from the store next door’ device from Small Time Crooks to rape our skulls.

    MOY NAME EES CHEV CHELIOS…

  • The probability of something like that happening (like the probability of tunneling from a vacuum A to vacuum B in your lifetime) is astronomically low.

    False Vacua I: The End of the Universe As We Know it « Imaginary Potential

  • The top of the tunneling is in the form of the corbel arch, such as was used at the Mayan site of Palanque and elsewhere.

    Cholula: traveling the Central High Plains of Mexico

  • Yep, the big downside to tunneling is that they may start it when Charlottesville has become a suburb to Richmond, say, in 50 years.

    Lynch Clarifies Meadowcreek Parkway Opposition at cvillenews.com

  • The best-known case of tunneling is the alpha decay of heavy atomic nuclei, which was explained as early as 1928.

    Press Release: The 1973 Nobel Prize in Physics

  • Embassy in Tel Aviv Dalia Mogahed may be the most influential figure guiding the Obama Administration's Middle East outreach On Yom HaShoah, one woman's story of tunneling from a Polish work camp A writer wonders which neighbor will hide him when the next genocide happens A look at Anat Kamm, who leaked secret IDF documents to a Haaretz

    Tablet Magazine

  • Embassy in Tel Aviv Why anti-Zionism festers in a country otherwise known for its friendliness On Yom HaShoah, one woman's story of tunneling from a Polish work camp A writer wonders which neighbor will hide him when the next genocide happens A look at Anat Kamm, who leaked secret IDF documents to a Haaretz

    Tablet Magazine

  • Embassy in Tel Aviv Why anti-Zionism festers in a country otherwise known for its friendliness On Yom HaShoah, one woman's story of tunneling from a Polish work camp A writer wonders which neighbor will hide him when the next genocide happens A case for Walter Mosley's inclusion in the American Jewish literary canon

    Tablet Magazine

  • Black cites others including insider trading and "tunneling" -- using bank holding companies as conduits for monies transferred from banks to executives and their underlings.

    Danny Schechter: Crimes of Wall Street: Investigate Control Fraud

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