Cultivation vs Breeding - What's the difference?

cultivation | breeding |


As nouns the difference between cultivation and breeding

is that cultivation is the art or act of cultivating; improvement of land for or by agriculture while breeding is the process through which propagation, growth or development occurs.

As an adjective breeding is

of, relating to or used for breeding.

As a verb breeding is

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cultivation

English

Noun

  • The art or act of cultivating; improvement of land for or by agriculture
  • The heavy cultivation of the hillside led to soil erosion.
  • The state of being cultivated or used for agriculture
  • ''These fields are in cultivation .
  • Devotion of time or attention to the improvement of (something)
  • His steadfast cultivation of their relationship finally bore fruit.
  • Advancement or refinement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition
  • She is a woman of great cultivation .

    Synonyms

    * (art or act of cultivating) tillage * (advancement or refinement in condition) refinement, culture; education

    breeding

    Noun

    (-)
  • The process through which propagation, growth or development occurs.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= David Van Tassel], [http://www.americanscientist.org/authors/detail/lee-dehaan Lee DeHaan
  • , title= Wild Plants to the Rescue , volume=101, issue=3, page=222, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Plant breeding is always a numbers game.
  • The act of insemination by natural or artificial means.
  • The act of copulation in animals.
  • The good manners regarded as characteristic of the aristocracy and conferred by heredity.
  • Nurture; education; formation of manners.
  • * Shakespeare
  • She had her breeding at my father's charge.
  • Descent; pedigree; extraction.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Honest gentlemen, I know not your breeding .
  • (gay slang) Ejaculation inside the rectum during bareback anal sex, usually applied to gay pornography.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Of, relating to or used for breeding.
  • Your toothbrush is a breeding ground for bacteria.

    Derived terms

    * breeding ground

    Verb

    (head)
  • Through genetic manipulation and harsh training, I am breeding a species of super-dogs to take over the world.

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