Predation definition

prĭ-dāshən
The capturing of prey for food.
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The act of robbing, victimizing, or exploiting others.
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The act of plundering or preying.
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The method of existence of predatory animals.
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Predation is the act of plundering, or the act of catching prey to live.

An example of predation is an animal eyeing its next kill for supper.

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Act of predating.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
predation
Plural:
predations

Origin of predation

  • Middle English predacion plundering from Latin praedātiō praedātiōn- from praedātus past participle of praedārī to plunder predatory

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin praedatio, praedationem.

    From Wiktionary