culling

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cull

 (kŭl)
tr.v. culled, cull·ing, culls
1. To pick out from others; select.
2. To gather; collect.
3. To remove rejected members or parts from (a herd, for example).
n.
Something picked out from others, especially something rejected because of inferior quality.

[Middle English cullen, from Old French cuillir, from Latin colligere; see collect1.]

cull′er n.

culling

(ˈkʌlɪŋ)
n
1. (Environmental Science) the reduction of the size of an animal population
2. (Agriculture) killing
3. killing
Translations

culling

[ˈkʌlɪŋ] n [animals] (= selective killing) → abattage m sélectif, élimination f sélective (= slaughter) → massacre m, abattage m

culling

[ˈkʌlɪŋ] neliminazione f selettiva
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