Copulation vs Breeding - What's the difference?

copulation | breeding |


As nouns the difference between copulation and breeding

is that copulation is (countable) the act of coupling or joining; union; conjunction while breeding is the process through which propagation, growth or development occurs.

As a adjective breeding is

of, relating to or used for breeding.

As a verb breeding is

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copulation

English

Noun

  • (countable) The act of coupling or joining; union; conjunction.
  • (uncountable) Sexual procreation between a man and a woman or transfer of the sperm from male to female; usually applied to the mating process in nonhuman animals; coitus; coition.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    breeding

    Noun

    (-)
  • The process through which propagation, growth or development occurs.
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  • 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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