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eugenics at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[ju'dʒenıks]

eugenics at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1883, coined by Eng. scientist Francis Galton (1822-1911) on analogy of ethics, physics, etc. from Gk. eugenes "well-born, of good stock," from eu- "good" + genos "birth." /// "The investigation of human eugenics, that is, of the conditions under which men of a high type are produced." [Galton, "Human Faculty," 1883] ///

eugenics at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] [Date: 1800-1900; Language: Greek; Origin: eugenes 'well born', from genes 'born']// the study of methods to improve the mental and physical abilities of the human race by choosing who should become parents - used in order to show disapproval//

eugenics at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Study of human improvement by genetic means. The first thorough exposition of eugenics was made by F. Galton, who in Hereditary Genius (1869) proposed that a system of arranged marriages between men of distinction and women of wealth would eventually produce a gifted race. The American Eugenics Society, founded in 1926, supported Galton's theories. U.S. eugenicists also supported restriction on immigration from nations with "inferior" stock, such as Italy, Greece, and countries of E Europe, and argued for the sterilization of insane, retarded, and epileptic citizens. Sterilization laws were passed in more than half the states, and isolated instances of involuntary sterilization continued into the 1970s. The assumptions of eugenicists came under sharp criticism beginning in the 1930s and were discredited after the German Nazis used eugenics to support the extermination of Jews, blacks, and homosexuals. See also genetics, race, social Darwinism.

eugenics at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

73 Moby Thesaurus words for "eugenics":
Altmann theory, DNA, De Vries theory, Galtonian theory,
Great Leap Forward, Mendelianism, Mendelism, RNA, Verworn theory,
Weismann theory, Weismannism, Wiesner theory, advance, advancement,
allele, allelomorph, amelioration, amendment, ascent, bettering,
betterment, birth, boost, character, chromatid, chromatin,
chromosome, determinant, determiner, diathesis, endowment,
enhancement, enrichment, euthenics, factor, furtherance, gene,
genesiology, genetic code, genetics, headway, hereditability,
heredity, heritability, heritage, improvement, inborn capacity,
inheritability, inheritance, lift, matrocliny, melioration, mend,
mending, patrocliny, pharmacogenetics, pickup, preferment,
progress, progression, promotion, recessive character, recovery,
replication, restoration, revival, rise, upbeat, uplift, upping,
upswing, uptrend, upward mobility

eugenics at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Improvement): improvement, amelioration, betterment, amendment, emendation, mending, advancement, advance, progress, ascent, promotion, elevation, increase, eugenics, reform, reformation, correction, refinement.

eugenics at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
[U] the study of methods to improve the mental and physical characteristics of the human race by choosing who may become parents
eugenic adjective
eugenist noun

eugenics at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
[U] the study of methods to improve the mental and physical characteristics of the human race by choosing who may become parents
eugenic adjective
eugenist noun

Eugenics at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Eugenics \Eu*gen"ics\, n.
The science of improving stock, whether human or animal. --F.
Galton.

eugenics at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

eugenics
n : the study of methods of improving genetic qualities by
selective breeding (especially as applied to human
mating) [ant: {dysgenics}]

eugenics at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology

Comes from Inter: etyl » grc meaning "good breeding". Coined in 1883 by an English scientist, Francis Galton, who was cousin of Charles Darwin.

Noun

Inter: en-noun » -
  • Inter: biolog » y The science of improving stock, whether human or animal.
    1. Inter: philosoph » y A social philosophy which advocates the improvement of human hereditary qualities through selective breeding.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » science of improving stock

  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|eugenèsia|f
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|eugenika|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|eŭgeniko
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Eugenik|f, Inter: t- » de|Eugenetik|f, Inter: t- » de|Rassenhygiene|f
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|אאוגניקה
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|mannkynbætur|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|jeih-gheintyn
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|eugenia|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|евгеника|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|eugenesia|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|rashygien, Inter: t+ » sv|eugenik
    • Volapük: Inter: t- » vo|hügien bidädik


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » social philosophy
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|eugenèsia|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|eugenesia|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » eugenics
    Translation: el » eugenics
    Translation: fa » eugenics
    Translation: fr » eugenics
    Translation: ko » eugenics
    Translation: io » eugenics
    Translation: ml » eugenics
    Translation: pl » eugenics
    Translation: ta » eugenics
    Translation: vi » eugenics
    Translation: zh » eugenics