[ noun ] the act of shielding from harm
Used in print(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)
The figures in the next-to-last column are derived with the assumption of 50 per_cent shielding by the Earth ; hence , these figures apply immediately above the Earth 's atmosphere .
[ noun ] a shield of lead or concrete intended as a barrier to radiation emitted in nuclear decay
Used in print(The Family Fallout Shelter. Office of Civil and Defence...)
Radio reception is cut_down by the shielding necessary to keep_out radiation .
If there is time after the warning , the basement shielding could be improved substantially by blocking windows with bricks , dirt , books , magazines , or other heavy material .
[ noun ] shield consisting of an arrangement of metal mesh or plates designed to protect electronic equipment from ambient electromagnetic interference