a wild pigeon, Columba fasciata, of western North America, having a gray band on its tail.
Among species likely to be exterminated in the near future are the wood-duck and band-tailed pigeon.
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- Band theory
noun (physics) a theory of the electrical properties of metals, semiconductors, and insulators based on energy bands
a wagon, usually large and ornately decorated, for carrying a musical band while it is playing, as in a circus parade or to a political rally. a party, cause, movement, etc., that by its mass appeal or strength readily attracts many followers: After it became apparent that the incumbent would win, everyone decided to jump […]
Telecommunications. the smallest range of frequencies constituting a band within which a particular signal can be transmitted without distortion. Digital Technology. the transmission capacity of an electronic communications device or system; the speed of data transfer: a high-bandwidth Internet connection. mental capacity; intelligence: Don’t listen to him—he has really low bandwidth. a person’s capacity to […]
adjective (in India) (of a coat) closed at the neck