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noun [uncountable] breeding pronunciation in American English /ˈbridɪŋ/
  1. 1
    biology the process of mating and producing young animals
    1. a.
      the activity or business of keeping animals or plants and making them produce new animals or plants
      the world leader in cattle breeding technology
      selective breeding: The tiny animal is the result of generations of selective breeding.
  2. 2
    old-fashioned polite behavior, especially behavior that is thought to be connected with the type of family that you come from
    Good breeding requires that you treat people with respect.

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