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breeding

breed·ing

breeding

 
 
pronunciation:
bri dIng
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of reproduction; propagation.
similar words:
reproduction
definition 2: one's upbringing or training, esp. relating to social conduct.
Her bearing and manners implied excellent breeding.
similar words:
refinement
definition 3: in genetics, the development or improvement of strains or breeds through the use of controlled fertilization or pollination.
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