domestication domestication  /də ˌmɛ stə ˈkeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) adaptation to intimate association with human beings
  2. (n) the attribute of having been domesticated
  3. (n) accommodation to domestic life


  1. Conservatives have long rightly argued for the vital importance of the institution of marriage for fostering responsibility, commitment and the domestication of unruly men.
  2. There's no question that grapes would have made an attractive target for domestication by our Stone Age ancestors.
  3. It is widely believed among virologists, however, that with the domestication of ducks in southern China 2,000-3,000 years ago, flu jumped species.


  • Dog Genetics Spur Scientific Spat

    Scientists investigating the transformation of wolves into dogs are behaving a bit like the animals they study, as disputes roil among those using genetics to understand dog domestication. [More]
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Scientific American

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  1. "Our long journey into domestication and dependency on the scientific dictatorship is accelerating, our entire society is being turned into a massive surveillance grid, it has been designed to persecute the people," Jones warned on his show...
    on Jan 5, 2010 By: Alex Jones Source: Prison

  2. "These plants are the great winners in the dance of domestication," says Pollan.
    on Oct 28, 2009 By: Michael Pollan Source: Baltimore Sun

  3. The team has already discovered some of these genes are going through "unusual rates of evolution," Dr. Brinkman said. "It seems their immune systems have undergone accelerated change to help them survive in an environment of domestication."
    on Apr 24, 2009 By: Fiona Brinkman Source: Globe and Mail

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