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homing

[ hoh-ming ]
/ ˈhoʊ mɪŋ /
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adjective

capable of returning home, usually over a great distance: We saw the homing birds at dusk.
guiding or directing homeward or to a destination, especially by mechanical means: the homing instinct; a homing beacon.

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Origin of homing

First recorded in 1860–65; home + -ing2
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British Dictionary definitions for homing

homing
/ (ˈhəʊmɪŋ) /

noun (modifier)

zoology relating to the ability to return home after travelling great distanceshoming instinct
(of an aircraft, a missile, etc) capable of guiding itself onto a target or to a specified point
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