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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.

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The overall mean mating duration was significantly different in different age groups (F=11.8, dF= 19, 280; Pless than 0.05) with the longest at 148 sec.
In addition, the lowest mean mating duration of 36.810.7 sec.
ANOVA was used to test the effect of male wing form on (1) time to arrive at female, (2) body size, and (3) mating duration (SAS 1990).
In a companion treatment, the mating duration of males of both wing forms was assessed under nonrival conditions using the identical small-cage setup.
We could estimate mating duration for 17 matings in which both partners were marked.