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[wahyld-lahyf] /ˈwaɪldˌlaɪf/
undomesticated animals living in the wild, including those hunted for food, sport, or profit.
of, for, or abounding in wildlife:
a wildlife preserve.
Origin of wildlife
1930-35; wild + life Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The fight would spread and the victors would be eaten by the wildlife that swarmed over the undefended perimeter.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • Appropriations for fish and wildlife operations have more than doubled.

  • The same sources of food and shelter that draw waterfowl to ponds and marshes also attract other forms of wildlife.

    Ducks at a Distance Robert W. Hines
  • If its all the same to you, Gilly, wed rather enjoy the wildlife of the Rockies instead of ranching, ventured Julie.

    Girl Scouts in the Rockies Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • A survey of wildlife with recommendations for adequate protection.

    Grand Teton [Wyoming] National Park United States Dept. of the Interior
British Dictionary definitions for wildlife


wild animals and plants collectively
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for wildlife

"fauna of a region," 1879, from wild (adj.) + life.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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wildlife in Technology

Logic, Inheritance, Functions and Equations
parts: interpreter, manual, tests, libraries, examples
Paradise Project, DEC Paris Research Laboratory.
( - Wild_LIFE interpreter from Paradise project at DEC's Paris Research Lab
LIFE is an experimental programming language with a powerful facility for structured type inheritance. It reconciles styles from functional programming, logic programming, and object-oriented programming. LIFE implements a constraint logic programming language with equality (unification) and entailment (matching) constraints over order-sorted feature terms. The Wild_LIFE interpreter has a comfortable user interface with incremental query extension ability. It contains an extensive set of built-in operations as well as an X Windows interface.
A semantic superset of LOGIN and LeFun. Syntax is similar to prolog.
ports: MIPS-Ultrix
Mailing list:
E-mail: Peter Van Roy
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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