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English definition of “breeding”

breeding

noun [U] (ANIMALS)    /ˈbriː.dɪŋ/
the keeping of animals or plants in order to breed from them: The family's business was horse-breeding. We used to keep pigs for breeding purposes.Breeds and breeding the process in which animals have sex and produce young animals: The penguins' breeding season has begun.Animal reproduction
(Definition of breeding noun (ANIMALS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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