assortative mating definition

  • noun:
    • Between women and men of a species, the mutual attraction or choice, for reproductive purposes, of an individual with similar attributes.
    • mating of people having more traits in keeping than likely in random mating
    • Between women and men of a species, the shared attraction or choice, for reproductive functions, of people with similar faculties.
    • mating of people having even more characteristics in keeping than likely in random mating
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