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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual unionnoun

    the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes

    "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"

Wiktionary

  1. matingnoun

    pairing of organisms for copulation.

  2. matingadjective

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

Wikipedia

  1. Mating

    In biology, mating is the pairing of either opposite-sex or hermaphroditic organisms for the purposes of sexual reproduction. Fertilization is the fusion of two gametes. Copulation is the union of the sex organs of two sexually reproducing animals for insemination and subsequent internal fertilization. Mating may also lead to external fertilization, as seen in amphibians, fishes and plants. For most species, mating is between two individuals of opposite sexes. However, for some hermaphroditic species, copulation is not required because the parent organism is capable of self-fertilization (autogamy); for example, banana slugs. The term mating is also applied to related processes in bacteria, archaea and viruses. Mating in these cases involves the pairing of individuals, accompanied by the pairing of their homologous chromosomes and then exchange of genomic information leading to formation of recombinant progeny (see mating systems).

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  1. mating

    Mating is the process by which two organisms, usually of the opposite sex, come together to reproduce by exchanging genetic material or fertilizing an egg. This process can occur through various methods depending on the species, including sexual reproduction in animals and pollination in plants. Some species may also use asexual reproduction methods. It is a biological mechanism that ensures survival and continuation of species by producing offspring.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mating

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Wikidata

  1. Mating

    In biology, mating is the pairing of opposite-sex or hermaphroditic organisms, usually for the purposes of reproduction. Some definitions limit the term to pairing between animals, while other definitions extend the term to mating in plants and fungi. Fertilization is the fusion of both sex cell or gamete. Copulation is the union of the sex organs of two sexually reproducing animals for insemination and subsequent internal fertilization. Mating may also lead to external fertilization, as seen in amphibians, fishes and plants. For the majority of species, mating is between two individuals of opposite sexes. However, for some hermaphroditic species, copulation is not required because the parent organism is capable of self-fertilization; for example, banana slugs. For animals, mating strategies include random mating, disassortative mating, assortative mating, or a mating pool. In some birds, it includes such behaviors as nest-building and feeding offspring. The human practice of mating domesticated animals and of artificially inseminating them is part of animal husbandry.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mating in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of mating in a Sentence

  1. William Shear:

    Millipede mating is complicated!

  2. Gregory Skormal:

    Based on scarring patterns and wounds, we know that white sharks off Cape Cod frequently bite each other, however, until this video was shot, we had never actually witnessed any kind of social interaction. The video shows a smaller white shark approach and make contact with a larger white shark, which quickly left the area. We are now examining the video more closely to determine if this was aggressive and/or defensive behavior or, perhaps, associated with mating.

  3. Manny Pacquiao:

    It's just common sense. Do you see any animals of the same sex mating ? Animals are better off, they can distinguish between male and female, now if men are mating with men and women with women, then they are worse than animals.

  4. George Burgess:

    We still dont know what the mating behavior of a mature female would be, but its one step forward in our understanding of whale shark reproductive biology.

  5. Bob Hueter:

    Mating season is over, we think, and Ironbound is on his way north to get into some good feeding ground and bulk up again for the next year.

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