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homing

Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊmɪŋ/

Translation of homing in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • (before noun/delante del nombre) [instinct] de volver al hogar; [device/missile] buscador
    Example sentences
    • Their homing abilities could also provide scientists with new clues to the long-debated role of the Earth's magnetic fields in animal movements and migrations.
    • The relocation operation relies on the birds' excellent natural homing instinct, which compels them to return to the site where they hatched.
    • To see whether they have a homing ability, Boles caught more than 100 lobsters in different locations and transported them for about an hour in various deceptive ways to a test site.
    Example sentences
    • He didn't look to the left, he didn't look to the right, he came straight in the door and ran straight down to my brother like a homing missile.
    • It is an optically-sighted weapon, but also contains a heat-seeking homing device.
    • The Lynx adds considerably to the destroyer's firepower - it can fly at 180 knots, and has its own Sea Skua anti-ship missiles and homing torpedoes.

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