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  Definition of Breeding
  1. the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
  2. the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization
  3. raising someone to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
  4. elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
  5. the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement"
  6. producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring; "the breeding population"; "retained a few bulls for breeding purposes"
Similar Words: reproduction, procreation, facts of life, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing, genteelness, gentility, education, training

 

Hyponyms: miscegenation, crossbreeding, interbreeding, generation, multiplication, propagation, autosexing, cattle breeding, dog breeding, horse breeding

 

Derivational Morphology: breed, multiply, reproduce, procreate, rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent, foster, further, educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise

 

 
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