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prɪˈdeɪ ʃənpre·da·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. depredation, predationnoun

    an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding

  2. predationnoun

    the act of preying by a predator who kills and eats the prey

Wiktionary

  1. predationnoun

    act of predating

    Etymology: From praedatio, praedationem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Predationnoun

    the act of pillaging

    Etymology: [L. praedatio, fr. praedari to plunder.]

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  1. Predation

    In ecology, predation describes a biological interaction where a predator feeds on its prey. Predators may or may not kill their prey prior to feeding on them, but the act of predation often results in the death of its prey and the eventual absorption of the prey's tissue through consumption. Other categories of consumption are herbivory, mycophagy and detritivory, the consumption of dead organic material. All these consumption categories fall under the rubric of consumer-resource systems. It can often be difficult to separate various types of feeding behaviors. For example, some parasitic species prey on a host organism and then lay their eggs on it for their offspring to feed on it while it continues to live or on its decaying corpse after it has died. The key characteristic of predation however is the predator's direct impact on the prey population. On the other hand, detritivores simply eat dead organic material arising from the decay of dead individuals and have no direct impact on the "donor" organism. Selective pressures imposed on one another often leads to an evolutionary arms race between prey and predator, resulting in various antipredator adaptations. Ways of classifying predation surveyed here include grouping by trophic level or diet, by specialization, and by the nature of the predator's interaction with prey.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of predation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of predation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of predation in a Sentence

  1. Curry Rogers:

    Precocial young can avoid predation on their own, and there is a much smaller chance of the entire brood succumbing to predation at once.

  2. Alison Towner:

    I've seen some incredible things working with the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, butone thing I never ever expected to see was predation pressure from killer whales, we had never even seen an Orca here prior to 2011.

  3. John Vucetich:

    But parasites are at least as important as predation, to be a parasite is an easy way to make a living in the natural world.

  4. Democratic Representative Katie Hill:

    I'm leaving because of a misogynistic culture that gleefully consumed my naked pictures, capitalized on my sexuality, and enabled my abusive ex to continue that abuse, this time with the entire country watching, yet a man who brags about his sexual predation ... sits in the highest office of the land.

  5. Phillip Barden:

    Fossilized behavior is exceedingly rare, predation( the act of predator attacking prey) especially so, as paleontologists, we speculate about the function of ancient adaptations using available evidence, but to see an extinct predator caught in the act of capturing its prey is invaluable.

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