DictionaryThesaurusScrabbleExamplesQuiz

domestication

EN[-eɪʃən]
WDomestication
  • Domestication (from the Latin domesticus: "of the home") is the cultivating or taming of a population of organisms in order to accentuate traits that are desirable to the cultivator or tamer.
  • Domestication differs from taming in that it may refer not simply to a change in organisms' behaviors or environmental socialization, but also potentially even in their phenotypical expressions and genotypes.
  • Plants domesticated primarily for aesthetic enjoyment in and around the home are usually called house plants or ornamentals, while those domesticated for large-scale food production are generally called crops.
FR domestication
domestication
domestication
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
    Related Links:
    1. fr domestication
    2. en domestications
    3. fr domestications
    Source: Wiktionary
     0 0

    Meaning of domestication for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "domestication" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
    Difficultness: Level 5
    12345678910
    Easy     ➨     Difficult
    Definiteness: Level 1
    12345678910
    Definite    ➨     Versatile