from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or practice of plundering or marauding.
- n. The capturing of prey as a means of maintaining life.
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- n. act of predating
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of pillaging.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of plundering or pillaging; robbery; predatory incursion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of preying by a predator who kills and eats the prey
- n. an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding
After that, the second section examines what he calls predation, "the systematic abuse of public institutions for private profit or equivalently, the systematic undermining of public protection for the benefit of private clients."
The second section examines what he calls predation, "the systematic abuse of public institutions for private profit or equivalently, the systematic undermining of public protection for the benefit of private clients."
(I agree with Ariel Levy that imitating men's drinking and sexual predation is a rather impoverished view of liberation.)
I know it's not how Tolkien saw orcs, but I was raised in a world where the necessity of predators and predation is recognized and acknowledged.
Of course livestock predation is not a concern to the Deep Ecology movement, in fact, I think it is likely that George Wuerthner would be very happy to see a very sizable increase in the amount of livestock predation.
By harvesting vast numbers and targeting large, reproductively mature individuals, human predation is quickly reshaping wild populations, leaving smaller individuals to reproduce at ever-earlier ages, Darimont explained.
Reports: online predation is a problem, but not actually as big a problem for kids as physical-world harassment.
Do you believe that sudden multicellularity in response to predation is best explained as a random developmental accident?
In a country in which 4,500 teens ages 12 to 17 were murdered in the last five years, Internet predation is so vanishingly rare that police, news reporters, and Net Nanny hawkers have to recycle the same few cases over and over.
Most child predation is not violent; it is coercive, persuasive, and often does not involve frank acts of penetration.