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mating (not comparable)

  1. Fitting into or onto a corresponding part, as a matched plug and socket.

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mating (plural matings)

  1. (zoology) Pairing of organisms for copulation.
    • 1981, Henry Foster, The Mouse in Biomedical Research, page 96:
      The progeny of backcrosses and intercrosses will form some incrosses and some matings of other types.
  2. (zoology) Sexual union; copulation.
    • 2013 May-June, William E. Conner, “An Acoustic Arms Race”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 206-7:
      Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close (less than half a meter) above vegetation and effectively blending into the clutter of echoes that the bat receives from the leaves and stems around them.

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mating

  1. present participle of mate

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