canalisation

World English Dictionary
canalize or canalise (ˈkænəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to provide with or convert into a canal or canals
2.  to give a particular direction to or provide an outlet for; channel
3.  to divide a channel into separate reaches controlled by dams and weirs to aid navigation, control water levels, generate power, etc
 
canalise or canalise
 
vb
 
canali'zation or canalise
 
n
 
canali'sation or canalise
 
n

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canalisation

noun
1. the production of a canal or a conversion to canals [syn: canalization
2. management through specified channels of communication [syn: channelization
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