Definitions

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

  • noun The capturing of prey for food.
  • noun The act of robbing, victimizing, or exploiting others.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of plundering or pillaging; robbery; predatory incursion.

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

  • noun The act of pillaging.

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  • noun act of predating

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

  • noun the act of preying by a predator who kills and eats the prey
  • noun an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English predacion, plundering, from Latin praedātiō, praedātiōn-, from praedātus, past participle of praedārī, to plunder; see predatory.]

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From Latin praedatio, praedationem.

Examples

  • 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."

    Predator State - Book Review

  • 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."

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  • 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."

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  • 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."

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  • (I agree with Ariel Levy that imitating men's drinking and sexual predation is a rather impoverished view of liberation.)

    Michael Kimmel: Men -- and Women -- at Yale

  • 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.

    superversive: Website update

  • (I agree with Ariel Levy that imitating men's drinking and sexual predation is a rather impoverished view of liberation.)

    Michael Kimmel: Men -- and Women -- at Yale

  • 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.

    On Wolves And The Future Of Hunting

  • (I agree with Ariel Levy that imitating men's drinking and sexual predation is a rather impoverished view of liberation.)

    Michael Kimmel: Men -- and Women -- at Yale

  • (I agree with Ariel Levy that imitating men's drinking and sexual predation is a rather impoverished view of liberation.)

    Michael Kimmel: Men -- and Women -- at Yale

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  • The landscape was nowhere and it rolled out from the room. Bits of it fizzed or crumbled away to reveal the deity it belonged to, not God but one of his aspects, the great clean spirit of Predation, to whom we belonged, of which we contained a fragment or flame like a portion of pure joy. From "The Last Werewolf" by Glen Duncan.

    March 18, 2012