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mating

Line breaks: mat¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪtɪŋ
 
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Definition of mating in English:

noun

The action of animals coming together to breed; copulation: courtship and mating also occur on land
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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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