degeneracy

  • 1 Degeneracy — may refer to: Degeneration In science and mathematics: Degeneracy (statistical mechanics), a property of quantum states sharing the same energy levels Degeneracy (mathematics), a limiting case in which a class of object changes its nature so as… …

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  • 2 Degeneracy — De*gen er*a*cy, n. [From {Degenerate}, a.] 1. The act of becoming degenerate; a growing worse. [1913 Webster] Willful degeneracy from goodness. Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of having become degenerate; decline in good qualities;… …

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  • 3 degeneracy — [n1] corruption abasement, decadence, degradation, depravity, dissoluteness, downfall, immorality, inferiority, meanness, poorness; concept 645 Ant. morality degeneracy [n2] decay, deterioration atrophy, debasement, declination, decline, decrease …

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  • 4 degeneracy — degeneracy. См. дегенерация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 5 degeneracy — index bad repute, caducity, decline, delinquency, (misconduct), turpitude, vice Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 6 degeneracy — 1660s, from DEGENERATE (Cf. degenerate) + CY (Cf. cy) …

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  • 7 degeneracy — [di jen′ər ə sē] n. 1. the state of being degenerate 2. the process of degenerating 3. pl. degeneracies a degenerate action …

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  • 8 degeneracy — [[t]dɪʤe̱nərəsi[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you refer to the behaviour of a group of people as degeneracy, you mean that you think it is shocking, immoral, or disgusting. ...the moral degeneracy of society. Syn: depravity …

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  • 9 degeneracy — noun the sexual degeneracy and intellectual deterioration of the time Syn: corruption, decadence, moral decay, dissipation, dissolution, profligacy, vice, immorality, sin, sinfulness, ungodliness; debauchery; formal turpitude …

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  • 10 degeneracy — išsigimimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. degeneracy; degeneration vok. Entartung, f rus. вырождение, n pranc. dégénération, f; dégénérescence, f …

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  • 11 degeneracy — išsigimimas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Augalo arba gyvūno vertingų prisitaikomųjų arba ūkinių savybių paprastėjimas iš kartos į kartą. atitikmenys: angl. degeneracy; degeneration vok. Entartung, f rus. вырождение, n… …

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  • 12 degeneracy — išsigimimas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Funkcinės reikšmės netekusių organų praradimas ontogenezėje (pvz., buožgalvio uodegos išnykimas jam virstant varle; pakitimai, atsirandantys sutrikus organizmo medžiagų apykaitai)… …

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  • 13 degeneracy — degenerate ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having lost normal and desirable qualities; showing evidence of moral or physical decline. ► NOUN ▪ a morally degenerate person. ► VERB ▪ deteriorate physically or morally. DERIVATIVES degeneracy noun degenerately adverb …

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  • 14 degeneracy — noun 1. moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles the luxury and corruption among the upper classes moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity Rome had fallen into moral… …

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  • 15 degeneracy — noun (plural cies) Date: 1664 1. the state of being degenerate 2. the process of becoming degenerate 3. sexual perversion 4. the coding of an amino acid by more than one codon …

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  • 16 degeneracy — The coding of a single amino acid by more than one base triplet (codon). Of the 64 possible codons, three are used for stop signals, leaving 61 for only 20 amino acids. Since all codons can be assigned to amino acids, it is clear that many amino… …

    Dictionary of molecular biology

  • 17 degeneracy — /di jen euhr euh see/, n. 1. degenerate state or character. 2. the process of degenerating; decline. 3. degenerate behavior, esp. behavior considered sexually deviant. 4. Physics. the number of distinct quantum states of a system that have a… …

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  • 18 degeneracy — noun the state of being degenerate (in all senses) …

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  • 19 degeneracy — 1. A condition marked by deterioration of mental, physical, or moral processes. 2. The fact that several different triplet codons encode the same amino acid. [L. de, from, + genus, (gener ), race] * * * de·gen·er·a·cy di jen (ə )rə sē n, pl cies …

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  • 20 degeneracy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. DETERiORATion, de moralization; viciousness, depravity, turpitude, vice. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Deterioration] Syn. degeneration, decline, decadence; see decay 1 . 2. [Perversion] Syn. depravity,… …

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