predation(redirected from Predator (biology))
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
1. The capturing of prey for food.
2. The act of robbing, victimizing, or exploiting others.
[Middle English predacion, plundering, from Latin praedātiō, praedātiōn-, from praedātus, past participle of praedārī, to plunder; see predatory.]
(Zoology) a relationship between two species of animal in a community, in which one (the predator) hunts, kills, and eats the other (the prey)
1. the act of plundering or robbing; depredation.
2. predatory behavior.
3. Ecol. the capture and consumption of prey.
a relation between organisms or animals in which one feeds on the other. — predatory, adj.See also: Animals
the act or process of pillaging or plundering.See also: Theft
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||predation - an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding|
|2.||predation - the act of preying by a predator who kills and eats the prey|