hunting

noun hunt·ing \ ˈhən-tiŋ \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of hunting

1 :the act of one that hunts; specifically :the pursuit of game
2 :the process of hunting
3 a :a periodic variation in speed of a synchronous electrical machine
b :a self-induced and undesirable oscillation of a variable above and below the desired value in an automatic control system
c :a continuous attempt by an automatically controlled system to find a desired equilibrium condition

Examples of hunting in a Sentence

  1. His hobbies include hunting and fishing.

  2. The law prohibits the hunting of migratory birds.

  3. She likes to go hunting.

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First Known Use of hunting

before 12th century


HUNTING Defined for English Language Learners

hunting

noun

Definition of hunting for English Language Learners

  • : the activity or sport of chasing and killing wild animals

  • : the activity of searching for something



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