Definition of mating in English:

mating

Syllabification: mat·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈmātiNG
 
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noun

  • The action of animals coming together to breed; copulation: ovulation occurs only if mating has taken place
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    • Worldwide, not many areas exist where shark mating can be observed.
    • In the first part of the study, we investigated size-dependent mating in the field.
    • The methodology is applicable to the investigation of parentage for all progeny developed from parental mating without subsequent generations of inbreeding.

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