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 acids must be coded by several different codons, in some cases as many as six.

Degeneracy

[graph theory] In graph theory, a ``k``-degenerate graph is an undirected graph in which every subgraph has a vertex of degree at most k: that is, some vertex in the subgraph touches k or fewer of the subgraph`s edges. The degeneracy of a graph is the smallest value of k for which it is k-degenerate. The degeneracy of a graph is a measure o...
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Degeneracy

[biology] Within biological systems, degeneracy refers to circumstances where structurally dissimilar components/modules/pathways can perform similar functions (i.e. are effectively interchangeable) under certain conditions, but perform distinct functions in other conditions. Degeneracy is thus a relational property that requires comparing ...
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degeneracy

Type: Term Pronunciation: dĕ-jen′ĕr-ă-sē Definitions: 1. The existence of two or more eigen functions with the same eigen value. 2. A condition marked by deterioration of mental, physical, or moral processes. 3. The fact that several different triplet codons encode the same amino acid.
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degeneracy

[n] - the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
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Degeneracy

De·gen'er·a·cy noun [ From Degenerate , adjective ] 1. The act of becoming degenerate; a growing worse. « Willful degeneracy from goodness.» Tillotson. 2. The state of having become degenerate; decline in good qualities; de...
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degeneracy

<molecular biology> 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 acids must be coded by several different codons, in some cases as many as ...
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degeneracy

degeneration noun the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
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degeneracy

depravity noun 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 i...
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degeneracy

(de-jen´әr-ә-se) the state of being degenerate. the process of degenerating.
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Degeneracy

• (a.) The act of becoming degenerate; a growing worse. • (a.) The state of having become degenerate; decline in good qualities; deterioration; meanness.
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degeneracy

(from the article `chemical bonding`) ...a given shell in the hydrogen atom have the same energy despite having different shapes is surprising and is associated with a cancellation of ... ...Thus, the electron will be repelled to the same extent by the negative charges regardless of which of the three orbitals it occupies. The three ......
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Degeneracy

The solution (x, y, s) to the primal-dual pair of linear programs: Min{cx: x >= 0, Ax = b} and Max{yb: s >= 0, yA + s = c} is degenerate if it is not strictly complementary ---i.e. x_i = s_i = 0 for some i. The pair (x_i, s_i) is primal degenerate if there is an optimal solution x' such that x'_i > 0. Similarly, the pair is dual degener...
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degeneracy

when one energy level corresponds to two or more states of motion. It arises when the symmetry of a molecule is such that certain fundamental frequencies are equal and is a common feature in IR spectroscopy.
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Degeneracy

[mathematics] In mathematics, a degenerate case is a limiting case in which an element of a class of objects is qualitatively different from the rest of the class and hence belongs to another, usually simpler, class. Degeneracy is the condition of being a degenerate case. A degenerate case thus has special features, which depart from the pr...
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