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UK [ˈbriːdɪŋ] / US [ˈbrɪdɪŋ] noun [uncountable]
1)
a) biology the process of mating and producing young animals
b) the activity or business of keeping animals or plants and making them produce new animals or plants

the world leader in cattle breeding technology

selective breeding:

The tiny animal is the result of generations of selective breeding.

2) old-fashioned polite behaviour, especially behaviour that is thought to be connected with the type of family that you come from

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Breeding — is the producing of offspring, usually animals or plants* Animal breeding, through selected specimens such as dogs, horses, and rabbits * Plant breeding, through selected specimens such as treesBreeding may also refer to:in science: * Biobreeding …   Wikipedia

  • Breeding — Breed ing, n. 1. The act or process of generating or bearing. [1913 Webster] 2. The raising or improving of any kind of domestic animals; as, farmers should pay attention to breeding. [1913 Webster] 3. Nurture; education; formation of manners.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Breeding — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Brett Breeding (* 1963), US amerikanischer Comiczeichner James Floyd Breeding (1901–1977), US amerikanischer Politiker Marv Breeding (1934–2006), US amerikanischer Baseballspieler Breeding steht als Name… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • breeding — breeding; non·breeding; post·breeding; …   English syllables

  • breeding — [brēdiŋ] n. [see BREED] 1. the producing of young 2. the rearing of young; upbringing, education, or training, esp. in manners or social behavior 3. good upbringing or training [tolerance is a sign of breeding] 4. the producing of plants and… …   English World dictionary

  • breeding — breeding. См. скрещивание. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Breeding — См. Воспроизводство Термины атомной энергетики. Концерн Росэнергоатом, 2010 …   Термины атомной энергетики

  • breeding — index conduct, deportment Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • breeding — / bri:diŋ/, it. / briding/ s. ingl. [propr. generazione; allevamento , der. di (to ) breed generare, allevare ], usato in ital. al masch. 1. (zoot.) [riproduzione controllata d animali e piante] ▶◀ selettocoltura. 2. (tecnol.) [proprietà dei… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • breeding — (n.) late 14c., hatching, incubation; also formation, development, growth, from prp. of BREED (Cf. breed) (v.). Meaning good manners is from 1590s …   Etymology dictionary

  • breeding — cultivation, *culture, refinement Analogous words: *tact, address, poise, savoir faire: *courtesy, amenity, gallantry: grace, dignity, *elegance Antonyms: vulgarity Contrasted words: boorishness, churlishness (see corresponding adjectives under… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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