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Definition of homing adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of a bird or an animal) trained, or having a natural ability, to find the way home from a long distance away Many birds have a remarkable homing instinct.
  2. 2(of a missile, etc.) fitted with an electronic device that enables it to find and hit the place or object it is aimed at a homing device
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