breeding Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"breeding" in British English

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breedingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈbriː.dɪŋ/

breeding noun [U] (ANIMALS)

the ​keeping of ​animals or ​plants in ​order to ​breed from them: The family's ​business was horse-breeding. We used to ​keeppigs for breeding ​purposes. the ​process in which ​animals have ​sex and ​produceyounganimals: The ​penguins' breeding season has ​begun.

breeding noun [U] (BEHAVIOUR)

(also good breeding) old-fashioned polite and ​sociallycorrectbehaviour that someone has because they were ​taught it as a ​child
(Definition of breeding from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"breeding" in American English

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breedingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈbri·dɪŋ/ dated
A ​person who has good breeding has been ​trained in ​childhood to be ​polite and ​behavecorrectly.
(Definition of breeding from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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