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imprinting

noun im·print·ing \ˈim-ˌprin-tiŋ, im-ˈ\

Definition of IMPRINTING

:  a rapid learning process that takes place early in the life of a social animal (as a goose) and establishes a behavior pattern (as recognition of and attraction to its own kind or a substitute)

First Known Use of IMPRINTING

1937

Rhymes with IMPRINTING

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imprinting

noun im·print·ing \ˈim-ˌprint-iŋ, im-ˈ\

Medical Definition of IMPRINTING

1
:  a rapid learning process that takes place early in the life of a social animal (as a greylag goose) and establishes a behavior pattern (as recognition of and attraction to its own kind or a substitute)

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