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A hollow bed for a natural or artificial waterway
“They are excavating on both sides of the M62, cutting a diversion channel so the canal go under the motorway bridge without disrupting traffic above.”
A method or system for communication or distribution
“The counselling service is a confidential channel through which people begin to address problems.”
A length of water wider than a strait, joining two larger areas of water, especially two seas
“The Navy concluded that the presence of the whales in an ocean channel with calm water, which amplifies sound, caused the sonar to damage their ears.”
A direct way of passing along information or supplies
“… you need to make arrangements through the proper channels.”
A single path provided by a transmission medium via spectral or protocol separation, such as by frequency or time-division multiplexing
The natural or man-made deeper course through a reef, bar, bay, or any shallow body of water
“… had to replace the main water channel.”
Direct towards a particular end or object
“Thus banks now have excess funds as they are reluctant to channel money into the high-risk real sector, that owes a massive amount of bad debts to the banks.”
Form channels or grooves in
“The channelled whelk is almost as big, and may be distinguished by the deep, channelled grooves which follow the whorls of the shell.”
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