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Matting vs. Mating

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Mattingnoun

Mats, a collection of ground coverings.

Matingadjective

Fitting into or onto a corresponding part, as a matched plug and socket.

Mattingnoun

Coarse fabric, of the kind used to make mats.

Matingnoun

(zoology) Pairing of organisms for copulation.

Mattingnoun

A dull surface, often used for surrounding pictures.

Matingnoun

(zoology) Sexual union; copulation.

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Mattingnoun

The act of interweaving or tangling together so as to make a mat; the process of becoming matted.

Matingnoun

the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes;

‘the casual couplings of adolescents’; ‘the mating of some species occurs only in the spring’;

Mattingnoun

Mats, in general, or collectively; mat work; a matlike fabric, for use in covering floors, packing articles, and the like; a kind of carpeting made of straw, etc.

Mating

In biology, mating is the pairing of either opposite-sex or hermaphroditic organisms for the purposes of sexual reproduction. Fertilization is the fusion of two gametes.

Mattingnoun

Materials for mats.

Mattingnoun

An ornamental border. See 3d Mat, 4.

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Mattingnoun

A dull, lusterless surface in certain of the arts, as gilding, metal work, glassmaking, etc.

Mattingnoun

floor covering of coarse fabric (usually of straw or hemp)

Mattingnoun

mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture

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