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English definition of “homing”


adjective [before noun]     /ˈhəʊ.mɪŋ/ US  /ˈhoʊ-/
relating to the ability of some animals to find their way home : Migrating birds and fish have a strong homing instinct .Animal (non-human) behaviourElectricity and electronics (of an electronic device ) producing a special signal so that it can be found using electronic equipment : The president's car is equipped with a homing device .
(Definition of homing adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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