breeding vs reproduction what difference

what is difference between breeding and reproduction

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɹiːdɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -iːdɪŋ

Etymology 1

From Middle English breedyng, bredynge (gestation, incubation, propagation, hatching; engineering, formation, development, growth), equivalent to breed +‎ -ing.

Noun

breeding (countable and uncountable, plural breedings)

  1. Propagation of offspring through sexual reproduction.
  2. The act of insemination by natural or artificial means.
  3. The act of copulation in animals.
  4. The good manners regarded as characteristic of the aristocracy and conferred by heredity.
  5. Nurture; education; formation of manners.
  6. Descent; pedigree; extraction.
  7. (gay slang) Ejaculation inside the rectum during bareback anal sex, usually applied to gay pornography.
Derived terms
  • inbreeding
  • outbreeding
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English bredyng, bredynge, from Old English *brēdende, from Proto-Germanic *brōdijandz, present participle of Proto-Germanic *brōdijaną (to brood; breed), equivalent to breed +‎ -ing.

Adjective

breeding (not comparable)

  1. Of, relating to or used for breeding.
    Your toothbrush is a breeding ground for bacteria.
Derived terms
  • breeding ground

Verb

breeding

  1. present participle of breed
    Through genetic manipulation and harsh training, I am breeding a species of super-dogs to take over the world.

Anagrams

  • beringed, bigender


English

Etymology

re- +‎ production

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɹiːpɹəˈdʌkʃən/
  • Hyphenation: re‧pro‧duc‧tion

Noun

reproduction (countable and uncountable, plural reproductions)

  1. The act of reproducing new individuals biologically.
  2. The act of making copies.
  3. A copy of something, as in a piece of art; a duplicate.
  4. (computing) A method for reproducing a bug or problem.

Synonyms

  • (sense 1): procreation
  • (senses 2, 3, 4): repro

Derived terms

  • sexual reproduction
  • asexual reproduction

Related terms

  • reproduce

Translations


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁə.pʁɔ.dyk.sjɔ̃/

Noun

reproduction f (plural reproductions)

  1. reproduction

Related terms

  • production
  • reproductible
  • reproductif
  • reproduire

Further reading

  • “reproduction” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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