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domestication

[də‚mes·tə′kā·shən]
(biology)
The adaptation of an animal or plant through breeding in captivity to a life intimately associated with and advantageous to humans.
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Some states require creditors to essentially "start over" and file a whole new lawsuit in the new state in which they wish to domesticate their judgment.
Yet Diamond, unlike most geographers, focuses not on soil fertility and minerals but on the ability of humans to domesticate plants and animals.
About 10-11,000 years ago, some people began to domesticate some of these plants and animals.
* Eurasians were lucky that they had many more suitable species of plants and animals to domesticate, particularly in respect to grains and large animals.
6000-4000 BC) in the Near East, man learned how to domesticate animals and raise crops.
Around 2,000 B.C., native North Americans began to domesticate plants in what is now the American southwest.