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Definitions of breeding:
  • noun:   the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization
  • noun:   raising someone to be an accepted member of the community
  • noun:   elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
  • noun:   the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
  • noun:   the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
    Example: "A woman of breeding and refinement"
  • adjective:   producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring
    Example: "The breeding population"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 50000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #5350)

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