You are looking at 1-20 of 9,891 entries  for:

  • All: feeding x
clear all

Did you mean feed feed

View:

Overview

feed

Ground or processed grains that are fed to animals, including hay such as alfalfa or silage.

feeding

feeding   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Zoology (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
14 words

... All behaviour that involves the obtaining, manipulation, and ingestion of food. Compare foraging ....

feeding

feeding   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Linguistics
Length:
75 words

... The relation between rules ( 2 ) which are ordered in such a way that the application of the earlier rule enlarges the set of forms that the later will apply to. Especially in Generative Phonology : e.g. a rule by which a front vowel is inserted between two consonants might feed a later rule by which velars are palatalized before a front vowel. The opposite of bleeding ; compare counter-feeding ; counter-bleeding...

feeding

feeding   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
151 words

... The act of placing or inserting paper in a printing press, prior to taking an *impression . The term is not usually associated with the hand press period, when paper was handled by the puller, because the *beater might have inky fingers. Feeding the press, a major determinant of printing speed, became a separate job in the early machine press period, when it was seen as an unskilled task, often assigned to apprentices or women. A c .1820 representation of Daniel Treadwell’s American ‘two-feeder’ power press (so-called because paper was fed in at...

feeding

feeding   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017

...feeding Gathering food and drink and then bringing it to the mouth for eating . Use of the term feeding, rather than self-feeding, often implies that the individual requires...

feeding

feeding   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

... All behaviour that involves the obtaining, manipulation, and ingestion of food. Compare foraging ....

feeding

feeding   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
495 words

...and then wait a few hours before taking more. The sign of other animals feeding often has a facilitatory effect, and it is probable that some degree of insurance against poisoning is obtained in this way. Feeding animals must also be alert to the possibility of being surprised by predators, and it is notable that many birds and ruminants look up repeatedly while feeding. Such animals show more * vigilance when a predator has been seen in the vicinity. The * motivation for feeding behaviour is based in part upon the principle of * homeostasis . As the...

feeding centre

feeding centre n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

... centre n. One of the two structures of the appestat , situated in both halves of the lateral hypothalamus , stimulation of which increases eating and destruction inhibits eating. US feeding center . See also lateral hypothalamic feeding centre . Compare satiety centre...

filter feeding

filter feeding   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Biology (8 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
44 words

...filter feeding A method of feeding in which tiny food particles are strained from the surrounding water by various mechanisms. It is used by many aquatic invertebrates, especially members of the plankton, and by some vertebrates, notably baleen whales. See also ciliary feeding ; whalebone...

creep feeding

creep feeding   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
57 words

...feeding The feeding of young animals, especially lambs , calves or piglets with a concentrate feed is such a way that the adult, such as the ewe , cow , or sow cannot access the feed. This may be done by means of a covered trough with bars or other...

enteral feeding

enteral feeding   Quick reference

Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Clinical Medicine
Length:
77 words

...feeding the process by which nutrients are delivered to the gut through a feeding tube – a nasogastric tube , nasojejunal tube, a PEG tube ( see gastrostomy ), or a jejunostomy tube. Polymeric feeds contain whole fats, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Feeds that are easier to digest include peptide feeds (containing short protein chains instead of whole protein) and elemental feeds (containing amino acids rather than whole proteins). See artificial nutrition and hydration ; nutrition...

counter‐feeding

counter‐feeding   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Linguistics
Length:
42 words

...feeding Relation between ordered rules whose order is designed to avoid an effect of feeding ; i.e. if one does not want the output of rule a to become part of the input to rule b , one orders a after b...

ciliary feeding

ciliary feeding   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Biology (8 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
42 words

...ciliary feeding A method of feeding used by lancelets and many other aquatic invertebrates. The movement of cilia causes a current of water to be drawn towards and through the animal, and microorganisms in the water are filtered out by the...

artificial feeding

artificial feeding   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Body

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
636 words

...enteral feeding is that nutrition is delivered into the small bowel and the normal route is used for nutrient absorption. In addition, enteral feeding may improve the ability of the gut to resist infection, which is extremely important in patients who may already have decreased resistance. This form of artificial feeding minimizes problems of access to a patient's veins, and there is far less chance of infection than parenteral with feeding. Parenteral feeding This is used in those circumstances when it is not possible to deliver artificial feeding into the...

cafeteria feeding

cafeteria feeding n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

...feeding n. A procedure in which organisms are permitted to choose from a range of different foods. It is used to study their ability to select a balanced diet or to correct for dietary...

courtship feeding

courtship feeding   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Zoology (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
45 words

...feeding The presentation of food, or food-like objects, by a male to a female during courtship . The gift is sometimes of nutritional significance but more usually the presentation is an act of appeasement, and it is often highly ritualized ( see ritualization )....

progressive feeding

progressive feeding   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Zoology (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
53 words

...feeding The provision of larval food by female wasps and bees at regular intervals throughout the period of larval growth. It is practised by all the social vespid wasps and the honey-bees ( Apis species). It is uncommon in solitary (non-social) species, though it is found in some sphecid and nyssonid wasps....

supplementary feeding

supplementary feeding   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
116 words

...feeding To provide extra nutrients when the basic diet is not adequate for optimum production. It usually applies to grazing animals but can apply to other animals such as fish in rivers or lakes in winter. When grazing animals are out on grass or other forage crops, such as turnips, particularly at times of adverse weather or in winter, it may be necessary to supplement the diet. Hay or straw can be given to allow extra fodder , concentrated feeds containing cereals and protein may be put out in troughs or scattered on the ground whilst...

infant feeding

infant feeding   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Body

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
1,523 words

...began to clarify the nature and basis of infections. Artificial feeding Feeding vessels such as terracotta feeding horns and horns of sheep and goats have been identified in infant graves from about 4000 bc and shown to contain residues of milk. Since then most societies have used horns of animals with the tips cut off and covered with parchment, leather, sponges, and cloths for infants to suckle. A variety of shaped containers and feeding spoons and cups were manufactured for feeding artificial milks and weaning foods. Many of these vessels undoubtedly...

breast-feeding

breast-feeding   Reference library

Edith Gillian Clark

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
735 words

...think breast-feeding should start at once. He devotes several chapters (2. 12. 19–15. 29) to the choice of a wet-nurse, explaining how to test her milk and to ensure that she leads a healthy life: in particular, she should not drink wine , which affects the milk as well as making her incapable. He envisages a wet-nurse who lives in the household, and recommends employing several so that the child is not dependent on one. At 2. 17. 36–40 Soranus gives detailed instructions on how and when to feed the child: he does not approve of feeding on demand, but...

breast-feeding

breast-feeding   Reference library

Edith Gillian Clark

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
794 words

...think breast-feeding should start at once. He devotes several chapters (2. 12. 19–15. 29) to the choice of a wet-nurse, explaining how to test her milk and to ensure that she leads a healthy life: in particular, she should not drink wine , which affects the milk as well as making her incapable. He envisages a wet-nurse who lives in the household, and recommends employing several so that the child is not dependent on one. At 2. 17. 36–40 Soranus gives detailed instructions on how and when to feed the child: he does not approve of feeding on demand, but...

View: