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  1. present participle of fruit


fruiting (countable and uncountable, plural fruitings)

  1. (countable) A fruiting body.
    • 2009, Wilhelm Foissner; D. L. Hawksworth, Protist Diversity and Geographical Distribution, page 60:
      Fruitings can consist of several thousand individual sporocarps.
  2. (uncountable) The act of producing fruit, seeds, or spores; fructification.
    • 1940, Homer Charles McNamara, Dalton Ray Hooton, & Dow Dewey Porter, Differential growth rates in cotton varieties and their Response to Seasonal Conditions at Greenville, Texas, page 25:
      From these figures it will be seen that the fruiting period of cotton in the blacklands of Texas is relatively short, and a majority of the bolls are set early in the season.
    • 2005, Bram van Nieuwenhuijzen, Small-scale mushroom cultivation, →ISBN, page 12:
      These factors differ from mushroom to mushroom. Most of the changes that stimulate fruiting have a negative effect on the vegetative growth of the mycelium.
  3. (uncountable, aviation) The occurrence of FRUIT (false replies unsynchronized/uncorrelated in time).
    • 1978, United States. Office of Aviation Medicine, Aviation Medical Reports, page 244:
      How many breakdowns or serious impairments of function (quality of return, fruiting, degradation, etc.) did your radar and communications equipment have today?
    • 2015, Phil Croucher, Air Navigation With The Jeppesen CR-3, pages 6-51:
      In this way, the problems of fruiting, garbling and over-interrogation are overcome.