edge effect

edge effect
noun
1. : the result of the presence of two adjoining plant communities (as in an ecotone) on the numbers and kinds of animals present in the immediate vicinity
2. : a special physical condition (as of electric surface density or turbulence) existing at the edge of an area (as a charged metal plate) or region

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Ecol.
the tendency toward greater variety and density of plant and animal populations in an ecotone.
[1930-35]

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edge effect noun (image technol) see ↑border effect under ↑border
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edge effect,
Ecology. influence of neighboring plant communities on the types and numbers of animals in their adjoining fringes or borders.

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