Definition of Domestication

1. Noun. Adaptation to intimate association with human beings.

Generic synonyms: Adaptation, Adaption, Adjustment



2. Noun. The attribute of having been domesticated.
Exact synonyms: Tameness
Generic synonyms: Flexibility, Tractability, Tractableness
Attributes: Tame, Tamed
Derivative terms: Tame, Tame
Antonyms: Wildness

3. Noun. Accommodation to domestic life. "Her explorer husband resisted all her attempts at domestication"
Generic synonyms: Accommodation, Adjustment, Fitting

Definition of Domestication

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

Definition of Domestication

1. Noun. The act of domesticating, or accustoming to home; the action of taming wild animals or breeding plants. ¹

2. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Domestication

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Domestication

domestic sheep
domestic silkworm moth
domestic soap
domestic terrorism
domestic violence
domesticability
domesticable
domestical
domestically
domesticant
domesticants
domesticate
domesticated
domesticates
domesticating
domestication
domestications
domesticator
domesticators
domesticise
domesticities
domesticity
domesticize
domestick
domestics
domestique
domett
dometts
domeykite
domeykites

Literary usage of Domestication

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1904)
"The question of the domestication of the horse in the ... Zaborowski declines to believe in the quaternary domestication of the horse; so. too, ..."

2. Some First Steps in Human Progress by Frederick Starr (1895)
"Domestication. FROM an uncertain and precarious to a permanent and regu- permanent ... While the beginning of both cultivation and domestication is to be ..."

3. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1882)
"From these considerations, I shall devote the first chapter of this Abstract to Variation under Domestication. We shall thus see that & large amount of ..."

4. A History of Politics by Edward Jenks (1900)
"CHAPTER IV The Domestication of Animals THE art of taming wild animals and ... Origin of domestication. — But, if we cannot speak with confidence of names ..."

5. History of the New World Called America by Edward John Payne (1892)
"The domestication of the ass, the horse, the ox, the camel, the sheep, ... 399), that the dog goes more than half-way to his own domestication, ..."

6. Agricultural Economics: A Selection of Materials in which Economic by Edwin Griswold Nourse (1916)
"THE Domestication OF ANIMALS' BY NICHOLAS JOLY When we consider the immense difficulties which primitive man must have encountered in the task of\subduing ..."

7. Agricultural Economics: A Selection of Materials in which Economic by Edwin Griswold Nourse (1916)
"THE Domestication OF ANIMALS' BY NICHOLAS JOLY When we consider the immense difficulties which primitive man must have encountered in the task of subduing ..."

8. The Conservation of the Wild Life of Canada by Charles Gordon Hewitt (1921)
"CHAPTER XV THE UTILIZATION BY Domestication OP OUR LARGER NATIVE RUMINATING ... Proposed Domestication of the Musk-ox.—There is still another native land ..."

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