Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The breeding or mating of distantly related or unrelated individuals.
  • noun The intentional breeding of distantly related or unrelated individuals for the purpose of producing offspring of superior quality.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In biology, the crossing of a pure strain of organisms with members of another strain or of the same strain from another locality.
  • noun In ethnology, the custom of intermarrying or interbreeding outside the tribe.

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

  • noun The breeding of unrelated (or only distantly related) individuals
  • noun The mating of people from different groups (especially as a result of social proscription)

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Examples

  • She has even begun to touch on the American hard right's preposterous predictions that Muslims are "outbreeding" the continent's traditional populations and will impose shariah law "within decades."

    Johann Hari: The Refugee Who Rocked Islam: an Exclusive Interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali

  • hybrid offspring from these Arctic animal matings will likely be strong and healthy, because unlike inbreeding, which magnifies deleterious genes, so-called outbreeding can mask these genes.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • hybrid offspring from these Arctic animal matings will likely be strong and healthy, because unlike inbreeding, which magnifies deleterious genes, so-called outbreeding can mask these genes.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • In bygone days, population changes (with the exception of immigration) might come down to a simple matter of which areas were "outbreeding" the others.

    The Moderate Voice

  • In bygone days, population changes (with the exception of immigration) might come down to a simple matter of which areas were "outbreeding" the others.

    The Moderate Voice

  • In bygone days, population changes (with the exception of immigration) might come down to a simple matter of which areas were "outbreeding" the others.

    The Moderate Voice

  • In bygone days, population changes (with the exception of immigration) might come down to a simple matter of which areas were "outbreeding" the others.

    The Moderate Voice

  • In bygone days, population changes (with the exception of immigration) might come down to a simple matter of which areas were "outbreeding" the others.

    The Moderate Voice

  • In bygone days, population changes (with the exception of immigration) might come down to a simple matter of which areas were "outbreeding" the others.

    The Moderate Voice

  • In bygone days, population changes (with the exception of immigration) might come down to a simple matter of which areas were "outbreeding" the others.

    The Moderate Voice

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