Laddering

Noun

  • (uncountable) A regular pattern of oligonucleotide sizes on electrophoretic gels, resulting from the fragmentation of DNA strands during cell death.
  • (uncountable) An investment strategy where the investment is spread over multiple bonds or term deposits with rolling maturity dates.
  • (uncountable) An interview technique developed in the 1960s in which the interviewer systematically drills down for greater detail at each step.
  • (uncountable) An irregular fracture pattern that arises from uneven drying.
  • (agriculture, countable) A process of soil compaction that serves to break up clods and level a field.

    "ploughings and ladderings"

Verb

  • present participle of ladder

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