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hom·ing / ˈhōming/ • adj. relating to an animal's ability to return to a place or territory after traveling a distance away from it: a strong homing instinct. ∎  (of a pigeon) trained to fly home from a great distance and bred for long-distance racing. ∎  (of a weapon or piece of equipment) fitted with an electronic device that enables it to find and hit a target.

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homing The return by an animal to a particular site which is used for breeding or sleeping. The term may apply to the return of an animal to its nest after foraging or to seasonal migrations between breeding and feeding grounds.

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homing The return by an animal to a particular site that is used for breeding or sleeping. The term may apply to the return of an animal to its nest after foraging, or to seasonal migrations between breeding and feeding grounds.