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planting

Definitions of planting
  1. noun
    putting seeds or young plants in the ground to grow
    “the planting of corn is hard work”
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    types:
    insemination
    the act of sowing (of seeds in the ground or, figuratively, of germs in the body or ideas in the mind, etc.)
    type of:
    agriculture, farming, husbandry
    the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
  2. noun
    the act of fixing firmly in place
    “he ordered the planting of policemen outside every doorway”
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    type of:
    emplacement, locating, location, placement, position, positioning
    the act of putting something in a certain place
  3. noun
    a collection of plants (trees or shrubs or flowers) in a particular area
    “the landscape architect suggested a small planting in the northwest corner”
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    type of:
    accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
    several things grouped together or considered as a whole
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