what is difference between breeding and reproduction
- IPA(key): /ˈbɹiːdɪŋ/
- Rhymes: -iːdɪŋ
From Middle English breedyng, bredynge (“gestation, incubation, propagation, hatching; engineering, formation, development, growth”), equivalent to breed + -ing.
breeding (countable and uncountable, plural breedings)
- Propagation of offspring through sexual reproduction.
- The act of insemination by natural or artificial means.
- The act of copulation in animals.
- The good manners regarded as characteristic of the aristocracy and conferred by heredity.
- Nurture; education; formation of manners.
- Descent; pedigree; extraction.
- (gay slang) Ejaculation inside the rectum during bareback anal sex, usually applied to gay pornography.
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.
breeding (not comparable)
- Of, relating to or used for breeding.
- Your toothbrush is a breeding ground for bacteria.
- breeding ground
- present participle of breed
- Through genetic manipulation and harsh training, I am breeding a species of super-dogs to take over the world.
- beringed, bigender
re- + production
- IPA(key): /ˌɹiːpɹəˈdʌkʃən/
- Hyphenation: re‧pro‧duc‧tion
reproduction (countable and uncountable, plural reproductions)
- The act of reproducing new individuals biologically.
- The act of making copies.
- A copy of something, as in a piece of art; a duplicate.
- (computing) A method for reproducing a bug or problem.
- (sense 1): procreation
- (senses 2, 3, 4): repro
- sexual reproduction
- asexual reproduction
- IPA(key): /ʁə.pʁɔ.dyk.sjɔ̃/
reproduction f (plural reproductions)
- “reproduction” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).