Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of becoming domestic, or the state of being domesticated; home life; home-like association or familiarity.
  • noun The act of converting to domestic uses, as wild animals or plants, by taming or cultivation; the state of being made domestic: as, the domestication of the zebra has been attempted; the domestication of the potato.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of domesticating, or accustoming to home; the action of taming wild animals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of domesticating, or accustoming to home; the action of taming wild animals or breeding plants.
  • noun The act of domesticating, or making a legal instrument recognized and enforceable in a jurisdiction foreign to the one in which the instrument was originally issued or created.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the attribute of having been domesticated
  • noun adaptation to intimate association with human beings
  • noun accommodation to domestic life

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Examples

  • MAVUSO MBHEKISENI: People were educated, through what we call domestication, that they should love one party, because that party gave them-will give them freedom.

    Democracy Now!

  • What we call domestication of the dog was the capture in one or more populations of dogwolves of mutations that affected the animal's physiology and thus the way it interacted with the world.

    Domesticating Man's Best Friend: How The Dog Became A Dog

  • Hogs are a funny animal years of domestication is thrwn out the window once they go wild; teeth (tusks), and thick body hair begins to grow again.

    hog hunting good or bad for us?

  • Hogs are a funny animal years of domestication is thrwn out the window once they go wild; teeth (tusks), and thick body hair begins to grow again.

    hog hunting good or bad for us?

  • It undoubtedly gave him his original popularity, and we need not despise it now, inasmuch as it makes less tedious the task of ascertaining and justifying his true place in the further "domestication" -- if only in domesticities too often mean and grimy -- of the French novel.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • - pens, eggshells, remains, etc., further suggest long-term domestication localized in the southwestern United States.

    Research Blogging - All Topics - English

  • - pens, eggshells, remains, etc., further suggest long-term domestication localized in the southwestern United States.

    Research Blogging - All Topics - English

  • Elisée Reclus in his very interesting paper La Grande Famille7 gives support to the idea that the so-called domestication of animals did not originally arise from any forcible subjugation of them by man, but from a natural amity with them which grew up in the beginning from common interests, pursuits and affections.

    Pagan and Christian Creeds: Their Origin and Meaning

  • Elisee Reclus in his very interesting paper La Grande Famille (1) gives support to the idea that the so-called domestication of animals did not originally arise from any forcible subjugation of them by man, but from a natural amity with them which grew up in the beginning from common interests, pursuits and affections.

    Pagan and Christian creeds: their origin and meaning

  • "It is only through the" domestication "of NEPAD in our national and regional development plans, and through our collective efforts, that we will be able to translate the vision and objectives of this African-owned process into a prosperous reality."

    Notes from South Africa

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