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animal kingdom

noun
1.
the animals of the world collectively.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • Not recognizing individuality in the animal kingdom gives human beings the ability to justify devaluing those species.
  • When the animal kingdom as a whole is surveyed, these stand out as distinctly feminine traits.
  • We will now turn for a short space to the lower divisions of the animal kingdom.
  • Orchids are the great seducers of the animal kingdom.
  • Folk art can be to art as pets are to the animal kingdom.
  • Other, wilder members of the animal kingdom cover significant distances on their own.
  • Researchers have now turned elsewhere in the animal kingdom for plant-defrosting genes with better results.
  • The human capacity for language has no parallel in the animal kingdom.
  • Designers of military robots have long looked to the animal kingdom for inspiration.
  • Formally identified half a century ago this month, they've been found throughout the animal kingdom, but not in humans.
British Dictionary definitions for animal kingdom

animal kingdom

noun
1.
a category of living organisms comprising all animals Compare plant kingdom, mineral kingdom
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animal kingdom in Culture

animal kingdom definition


The group of living things typically distinguished from members of the plant kingdom by the power of moving from place to place and by a metabolism that does not use photosynthesis.

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