Definition of breeding noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    breeding

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈbridɪŋ//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the keeping of animals in order to breed from them the breeding of horses a breeding program
  2. 2the producing of young animals, plants, etc. the breeding season
  3. 3the family or social background that is thought to result in good manners a sign of good breeding
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: breeding