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breeding ground

1. Literally, a place where animals congregate for the sake of breeding. The ducks return to their breeding ground in the park every spring. The state helps farmers maintain breeding grounds for livestock.
2. A place, environment, or situation that promotes or provides ample conditions for the development of something, whether tangible or intangible. Offices are breeding grounds for sickness in the wintertime. We hope to create a dynamic research space for our students that will become a breeding ground for innovation and new ideas.
See also: breeding, ground
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The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is hoping to create the perfect breeding ground for ospreys in Ceredigion
Remember, that country was the breeding ground for communism, too.
Authors of the current study previously identified the same individual whale in both Atlantic and Indian Ocean breeding grounds at different times, the first recorded instance of a humpback whale traveling between these two oceans.
However, he admitted that the proposal might face opposition because the SK had become the "breeding ground for political dynasties."
4 Science, the researchers report that American redstarts that reach their New Hampshire summer breeding ground early--a big factor in nesting success--have isotope ratios typical of moist, food-rich winter habitats.
One of the new tools, the GOES-8 weather satellite, gives the weather service more detailed images of the tropical Atlantic, the breeding ground for hurricanes.
Until now, scientists only suspected that this breeding ground for T cells was also a burial ground, he adds.
Globular clusters -- thick clumps of very old stars lying just beyond the fringes of the Milky Way -- seem a surprisingly fertile breeding ground for rapidly spinning neutron stars, or pulsars.
KARACHI -- Pakistan's biggest city, revenue and cultural hub of the city have been facing the worst circumstances of cleanliness and sanitary conditions as heaps of dirt everywhere have made the life of Karachiite hell while these conditions have also been breeding ground of mosquitoes and houseflies.
Summary: Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 18 (ANI): Days after six accused were detained for illegally keeping weapons in a "madrasa" in Bijnor's Sherkot, Irrigation and Minority Welfare Minister Baldev Singh Aulakh on Thursday said that education institutions should not become a breeding ground for terrorism.
BY JANE FALLON GRIFFIN EXPERTS have uncovered the breeding ground of ocean giants who feed in Irish waters.
Scientists have raised concerns over Antarctica's second biggest breeding ground for emperor penguins, where virtually nothing has hatched for the past three years.
The breeding pair population has increased significantly at a nearby breeding ground, but nowhere near the amount that's missing at Halley Bay.
This polluted nullah also poses health hazards, for it spreads several diseases and is a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
)DUBAI The fourth Pakistan Super League (PSL) will provide the breeding ground for future prime ministers of the country, Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ehsan Mani said following the opening ceremony of the PSL on Thursday.Talking to the media, Mani said that cricket is not merely a support in Pakistan, or indeed religion, it is a qualification in politics and governance as well.