Meaning of HUNTING in English


I. noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English huntung, from huntian to hunt + -ung -ing

1. : the act, practice, or an instance of chasing, taking, or killing wild and especially game animals : chase

2. : the act, practice, or an instance of trying to find or obtain especially by diligent search or effort

the bibliographical hunting that lies behind any research work — H.N.Southern

have had little time for book- hunting — H.J.Laski

II. adjective

Etymology: from present participle of hunt (II)

1. : given to or interested in hunting

a hunting man

also : predacious

a hunting wasp

2. : of, relating to, or used or adapted for use in hunting

a hunting saddle

III. noun

1. : a periodic variation in speed of a synchronous electrical machine from that of the true synchronous speed

2. : a self-induced and undesirable oscillation of a variable above and below the desired value in an automatic control system

3. : a continuous attempt by an automatically controlled system to find a desired equilibrium condition

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