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  1. cullingnoun

    The act of culling; the process of selecting for acceptance or removal.

  2. cullingnoun

    Anything separated or selected from a mass.


  1. culling

    Culling typically refers to the deliberate removal, selection, or killing of certain individuals or members from a group or population, often for the purpose of controlling or managing the population size, improving quality, or mitigating negative impacts. It is commonly used in wildlife management, agriculture, forestry, and even in the context of data analysis to eliminate or exclude certain data points or outliers.

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  1. Culling

    of Cull

  2. Cullingnoun

    the act of one who culls

  3. Cullingnoun

    anything separated or selected from a mass


  1. Culling

    Culling is the process of removing breeding animals from a group based on specific criteria. This is done either to reinforce certain desirable characteristics or to remove certain undesirable characteristics from the group. For livestock and wildlife alike, culling usually implies the killing of the removed animals.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Culling is ranked #103181 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Culling surname appeared 174 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Culling.

    81% or 141 total occurrences were White.
    13.7% or 24 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.4% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of culling in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of culling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of culling in a Sentence

  1. Mark Jones:

    There’s too many, and so there is going to be a culling of the herd.

  2. David Coman-Hidy:

    United Egg Producer’s decision to end United Egg Producer support of culling baby male chicks is historic, as it will virtually eliminate this practice in the American egg industry.

  3. Bren Burkevics:

    Any culling through the use of firearms is a confronting topic, it almost goes against everything that we aim to do from a conservation perspective. The welfare of the animal and any young are at their highest priority for us in undertaking what is a confronting program.

  4. Steve Vladeck:

    Today's decision could provide a road map to other states to follow Ohio's lead and to adopt aggressive rules for culling their voter rolls going forward, even with respect to folks who are still living in Ohio and legally eligible to vote.

  5. John Tiedeman:

    He’s clearly, to me, culling for size, but let’s give him the benefit of the doubt. Let’s say it’s not dead. You then need to revive those fish.

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