Definition of aunting in English Dictionary

  • NounSUF-ing
    1. (zoology) The provision of maternal care by another, allomothering.
      1. The aunting behavior in a captive group of 22 squirrel monkeys containing three infants was done in terms of the age/sex classification of those animals involved. The time course of the aunting phenomena and the type and intensity of the interactions between the mothers and the aunts were recorded.
    2. (sociology) The interactions arising from an aunt or aunt-like relationship.
      1. I found that aunting, or the care and nurture of children by aunts and great-aunts, is gendered and invisible work that, at the most basic level, salvages children’s lives.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Morphemes
      • Suffixes
        • Words by suffix
          • Words suffixed with -ing
      • Nouns
        • Singularia tantum
          • Uncountable nouns

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. en hunting
      2. en bunting
      3. en vaunting
      4. en jaunting
      5. en anting
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of aunting for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "aunting" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a singularia tantum.
      Definiteness: Level 3
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