Breeding vs Genetics - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between breeding and genetics

is that breeding is of, relating to or used for breeding while genetics is .

As a noun breeding

is the process through which propagation, growth or development occurs.

As a verb breeding

is .



  • 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.
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  • She had her breeding at my father's charge.
  • Descent; pedigree; extraction.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Honest gentlemen, I know not your breeding .
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  • Adjective

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

    Derived terms

    * breeding ground


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





  • (biology, genetics) The branch of biology that deals with the transmission and variation of inherited characteristics, in particular chromosomes and DNA.
  • (biology, genetics) The genetic makeup of a specific individual or species.
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  • As a result of your father’s, mother’s, and their parents genetics', you are born with a genetic structure that is dealt to you at conception. Our ancestry determines our ' genetics .
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  • Synonyms

    * (genetic makeup) genes

    Derived terms

    * evolutionary genetics * optogenetics * population genetics * quantitative genetics

    See also