1. [ noun ] the act of grouping things or people in pairs
Related terms: grouping buddy_system match-up pair
2. [ noun ] (biology,sexuality) the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
Synonyms: mating union sexual_union conjugation coupling

"the casual couplings of adolescents" "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"

Related terms: sexual_activity inbreeding hybridization assortative_mating servicing disassortative_mating copulate conjugate
Similar spelling:   paring