English version

homing

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology
hominghom‧ing /ˈhəʊmɪŋ $ ˈhoʊm-/ adjective  HBa bird or animal that has a homing instinct has a special ability that helps it find its way home over long distances
Examples from the Corpus
homingTruck after truck was set ablaze and each fire acted as a homing beacon for more enemy aircraft.Something which utilizes the vast power fed into it and acts as the ultimate homing beacon.In there they all carried a small radio homing device, to find each other blindly if necessary.If nothing else, the Hart provided a forceful illustration of the homing instinct.What is it about kitchens at parties that brings out the homing pigeon in everybody?The longest flight of a homing pigeon is 11,073 miles, completed in 15 days.The homing pigeon is extremely skilled at doing so.The indium-111 leukocyte technique is particularly suitable for the present study since it utilises the homing properties of neutrophils in response to specific chemoattractants.
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