Sequestration is the process of absorbing carbon dioxide from the air through photosynthesis. In this way, carbon is stored in plants.
Process by which plants remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it as carbon in roots, stems, leaves and the soil.
In the context of global warming, the term "sequestration" refers to the act of removing carbon dioxide from the Earth's atmosphere directly by processing air and forming the carbon into a physical structure not in the atmosphere. For example, trees remove the carbon dioxide from air and store the carbon in their trunks. The alternative to sequestration is emissions reduction.
The process of increasing the carbon content of a carbon pool other than the atmosphere.
(Scottish) Award of sequestration is a legal process for dealing with individuals who are unable or unwilling to pay their debts.
a Scottish legal term for personal bankruptcy where you are formally declared Bankrupt by
The Scottish legal term for personal bankruptcy is sequestration. This is where an individual, sole trader or partnership is formally declared bankrupt by the court (ie they cannot pay their debts) and that the debts and assets of a person should transfer to an appointed trustee.
When bankrupt, the placement of an individual's assets under control of a trustee who will consult with the individual's creditors and convert his/her assets into cash for distribution to the creditors. Effective for 10 years.
The inhibition or stoppage of normal ion behavior by combination with added materials, especially the prevention of metallic ion precipitation from solution by formation of a coordination complex with a phosphate.
conversion of insoluble salts (Ca/Mg) into soluble complexes through the addition of inorganic sequestrants - such as phosphates.
the action of forming a chelate or other stable compound with an ion or atom or molecule so that it is no longer available for reactions
the ability to react with potentially troublesome metal ions to form a stable, water-soluble complex.
The cancellation of budgetary resources pursuant to the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990. If canceled, sequestration funds will not be available for obligation or expenditure. Sequestration may occur in response to the enactment of appropriations that cause a breach in the discretionary spending limits, the enactment of revenue, direct spending legislation that causes a net increase in the deficit, or the estimation of a deficit in excess of the maximum deficit amount. back to top of S glossary
The cancellation of budgetary resources available for a fiscal year in order to enforce the discretionary spending limits and pay-as-you-go procedures in that year. Pursuant to procedures set forth in the Deficit Control Act, a sequestration is triggered if the Office of Management and Budget determines that budget authority or outlays provided in appropriation acts exceed the discretionary spending limits or that enacted legislation affecting direct spending and receipts increases the deficit or reduces the surplus. Discretionary spending in excess of any of the limits would cause the cancellation of budgetary resources within the applicable discretionary spending programs. Changes in direct spending and receipts that increase the deficit or reduce the surplus would result in reductions in direct spending not otherwise exempt by law. See direct spending, discretionary spending limits, and pay-as-you-go.
The required reduction of government expenditures under the Gramm- Rudman-Hollings Act if Congress does not pass a budget to meet deficit reduction goals.
The cancellation of budgetary resources to enforce the discretionary spending caps and pay-as-you-go process established under the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 and the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993. Sequestration is triggered if the Office of Management and Budget determines that discretionary appropriations exceed the discretionary spending caps or that legislation affecting direct spending and receipts increases the deficit. Changes in direct spending and receipt legislation that increase the deficit would result in reductions in funding for entitlements not otherwise exempted by law. Discretionary spending in excess of the caps would cause the cancellation of budgetary resources within the discretionary spending category.
the act of segregating or sequestering; "sequestration of the jury"
In very important or notorious cases the jury may be kept away from the public eye by the judge, and this usually means that the jury is housed and fed as a group at taxpayers' expense.
A sequestered jury is usually housed together in a hotel and prohibited from contacting people outside of the court. Sequestration rarely occurs and is meant for jurors' protection. It is used to keep the jurors away from the media during a controversial trial where widespread media coverage could influence a juror's decision. In rare cases, there may be attempts to influence the jurors' deliberation through threats.
Keeping all jurors together during a trial to prevent them from being influenced by information received outside courtroom.
The act of separating, or setting aside, a thing in controversy from the possession of both the parties that contend for it, to be delivered to the one adjudged entitled to it. It may be voluntary or involuntary.
The state of being separated or set aside; separation; retirement; seclusion from society.
A type of lung lesion found in the fetus. A sequestration develops when a portion of lung tissue (with its accompanying bronchus) becomes separated from the tracheobronchial tree. It contains normally organized lung tissue, but cannot function properly, since it is cut off from the normal airways. If the splitting off occurs early in the embryo, it will be completely separated from the normal lung (extralobar sequestration); if the splitting off occurs later, the sequestration will be found inside the normal lung (a so-called intralobar sequestration)
Act of separating or keeping apart.
The seizure of the property of an individual for the use of the state; particularly applied to the seizure, by a belligerent power, of debts due from its subjects to the enemy.
a writ that authorizes the seizure of property
The taking of someone's property, voluntarily (by deposit) or involuntarily (by seizure), by court officers or into the possession of a third party, awaiting the outcome of a trial in which ownership of that property is at issue.