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Dictionary Definition

feeding

Noun

1 the act of consuming food [syn: eating]
2 the act of supplying food and nourishment [syn: alimentation]

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English

Verb

feeding
  1. present participle of feed

Noun

  1. The activity of feeding an animal.
    Feeding the seals in one of the zookeeper's most visible chores.
  2. An instance of feeding of an animal.
    There are three feedings a day.''

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Extensive Definition

Feeding is the process by which organisms, typically animals, obtain food. There are many types of feeding that animals exhibit, including:
Another classification refers to the food groups some animals specialize in, such as:
There are also several food sources which have caused the development of specialized feeding behaviors, such as:
In many instances, the specialization of organisms in a specific type of food source has been one of the major causes of evolution of form and function, such as:
feeding in French: régime alimentaire
feeding in Portuguese: Alimentação
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