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mat·ing

(māt'ing),
The pairing of male and female for the purpose of reproduction.

mating

The pairing of male and female organisms for reproduction.

mat·ing

(māt'ing)
The pairing of male and female for the purpose of reproduction.

mating

  1. any reproduction involving two sexes.
  2. (in lower organisms) reproduction between types that differ in physiology but not in physical form.
  3. (in birds and mammals) the behavioural process of pair-formation rather than of copulation leading to sexual reproduction.

Patient discussion about mating

Q. My partner and I have been trying to have a baby? But it have not happen yet, what can we do different. What can I do to find out to make sure that I can have kids?

A. The best way to tell if you can have children or not is by seeing your doctor. Hope this helps.

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(62) As previously mentioned, the people even call the mating dance of the birds by the same name that is used for a war dance in Maluku, cakalele.
As male wolf spiders go searching for a mate, the study said, it appears they eavesdrop, match and even try to outdo the mating dances of their successful rivals, a behaviour seen mainly in vertebrate animals.
"What Nicky did was show me all these films made by her friend David Attenborough which show all these elaborate mating dances that birds have developed over many years.
In the mating dance of elephants, certainly some smaller animals underfoot are sure to be hurt.
I don't see the difference in quality between a performance of the Boston Ballet and the mating dance of birds.
As Luck matures on his journey, he meets a female sandhill crane and performs a mating dance. In the fall, Luck returns to the Platte River with his mate and finds the young girl waiting for him.
"Human beings perform the mating dance the same as their animal kingdom counterparts," says Carrozza.
Austen, who notes, "Her resistance had not injured her with the gentleman" (26-27), choreographs their courtship as a dance in which each time Darcy takes a step toward Elizabeth, she takes two steps back--the pattern of the mating dance imitated in the tempestuous tango.
Then the board created a public mating dance with four outside candidates: Jim Kilts, Carlos Gutierrez, Bob Eckert and Kerry Clark.
WHEN IT COMES to the mating dance that takes place between prospective customers and potential suppliers, every industry seems to have its unique ritual.
The kiss is only one step in a mating dance that Bock depicts in all its awkward glory.
Once they make it to their destinations, the salamanders start their underwater mating dance: a roiling, wriggling, reproductive melee just below the surface.