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Definition 1: the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes - [noun denoting act]

Samples where pairing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the casual couplings of adolescents
  • the mating of some species occurs only in the spring

Synonyms for pairing in the sense of this definition

(pairing is a kind of ...) activities associated with sexual intercourse

"they had sex in the back seat"

(... is a kind of pairing ) mating of individuals having more traits in common than likely in random mating

(... is a kind of pairing ) mating of individuals having traits more dissimilar than likely in random mating

(... is a kind of pairing ) (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

(... is a kind of pairing ) the act of mating closely related individuals

(... is a kind of pairing ) the act of mating by male animals

"the bull was worth good money in servicing fees"

Definition 2: the act of grouping things or people in pairs - [noun denoting act]

(pairing is a kind of ...) the activity of putting things together in groups

(... is a kind of pairing ) a cooperative practice of pairing two or more people together for mutual assistance or safety (especially in recreational swimming)

(... is a kind of pairing ) the pairing of people or things as for comparison or competition

"it was a good match-up but the home team won" "we need a matchup of the best teachers with the neediest schools"

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