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Meaning of PAIRING

Pronunciation:  p'ering

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of grouping things or people in pairs
  2. [n]  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"

PAIRING is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: conjugation, coupling, mating, sexual union, union
 See Also: assortative mating, cross, crossbreeding, crossing, disassortative mating, grouping, hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing, inbreeding, interbreeding, service, servicing, sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pair"ing\, n. [See {Pair}, v. i.]
1. The act or process of uniting or arranging in pairs or

2. See {To pair off}, under {Pair}, v. i.

{Pairyng time}, the time when birds or other animals pair.

Thesaurus Terms
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