Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of PREDATION

Pronunciation:  pri'deyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of preying by a predator who kills and eats the prey
  2. [n]  an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding
 

PREDATION is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: depredation
 
 See Also: hunt, hunting, pillage, pillaging, plundering

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre*da"tion\, n. [L. praedatio, fr. praedari to
plunder.]
The act of pillaging. --E. Hall.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A type of organism-organism interaction where one species feeds on another species (or rarely, on a member of the same species). In general, the predator species that does the feeding benefits from this relationship, while the prey species which gets eaten is harmed by the relationship.
 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY