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noun [countable]     breed pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a group of animals that have particular characteristics that make them different from others of the same species. The characteristics have often been produced in a controlled way by mating particular animals.
    breed of:

    What breeds of dog are especially good with children?

  2. 2
    a particular type of person or thing
    a rare/dying breed:

    His father was one of a dying breed – a truly independent politician.

    breed of:

    one of the new breed of Internet millionaires

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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