Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In mining, especially gold-mining, metal (gold) obtained in the process of panning. See pan, transitive verb, 1.
  • noun In tea manuf., treatment of the material in an iron vessel: in old Chinese practice, a light roasting of the leaf before and between rollings, now dispensed with in India
  • noun in making green tea, a steaming of the fresh leaf in its own juices to wither it for rolling
  • noun in Japan, same as pan-firing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or process in which heavier ores are concentrated by agitating a sample of crushed ore under water in a shallow pan, thus washing away the lighter particles from the sample. See pan{1}, v. t. and pan{1}, v. i.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of pan.

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Examples

  • Then we go into final shaping, "panning" -- which means putting the shaped loaf on a pan.

    Peter Reinhart on bread

  • Then we go into final shaping, "panning" -- which means putting the shaped loaf on a pan.

    Peter Reinhart on bread

  • Then we go into final shaping, "panning" -- which means putting the shaped loaf on a pan.

    Peter Reinhart on bread

  • I call it panning for gold – most of it's dirt, but you'll get the odd nugget.

    Nathan Drake: unmasked

  • Today with the price of gold soaring and the economy falling, the idea of panning, digging or diving for precious metal has become serious business.

    Archive 2009-03-22

  • Streams and rivers are threatened by gold panning, which is widely practiced.

    Selenge-Orkhon forest steppe

  • He calls the panning of Yellow Dog "souring" and likens it to "having flu for a week".

    The Guardian World News

  • He calls the panning of Yellow Dog "souring" and likens it to "having flu for a week".

    The Guardian World News

  • He calls the panning of Yellow Dog "souring" and likens it to "having flu for a week".

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • By tracking a moving subject, called panning, the subject stays in focus while the background is blurred.

    Esato discussion forum

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