eugenics

Type: Term Pronunciation: yū-jen′iks Definitions: 1. Practices and policies, as of mate selection or of sterilization, which tend to better the innate qualities of progeny and human stock. 2. Practices and genetic counseling directed to anticipating genetic disability and disease. Synonyms: orthogenics
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eugenics

[n] - the study of methods of improving genetic qualities by selective breeding (especially as applied to human mating)
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Eugenics

Eugenics: Literally, meaning normal genes, eugenics aims to improve the genetic constitution of the human species by selective breeding. The use of Albert Einstein's sperm to conceive a child (by artificial insemination) would represent an attempt at positive eugenics. The Nazis notoriously engaged in negative eugenics by genocide. The word 'eugeni...
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Eugenics

Eu·gen'ics noun The science of improving stock, whether human or animal. F. Galton.
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eugenics

<study> The scientific study of artificial selection towards a particular set of desired characteristics. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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eugenics

noun the study of methods of improving genetic qualities by selective breeding (especially as applied to human mating)
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eugenics

(u-jen´iks) the study and control of procreation as a means of improving hereditary characteristics of future generations. The concept has sometimes been used in a pseudoscientific way as an excuse for unethical, racist, or even genocidal practices such as involuntary sterilization or certain other practices in Na...
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Eugenics

• (n.) The science of improving stock, whether human or animal.
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eugenics

the selection of desired heritable characteristics in order to improve future generations, typically in reference to humans. The term eugenics was ... [8 related articles]
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Eugenics

The study of improving a species by artificial selection; usually refers to the selective breeding of humans.
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eugenics

eugenics (yOOjen'iks) , study of human genetics and of methods to improve the inherited characteristics, physical and mental, of the human race. Efforts to improve the human race through bettering housing facilities and other environmental conditions are known as euthenics.Sir Francis Galton, wh...
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Eugenics

Eugenics is the science of selective breeding to control physical and mental characteristics. It was proposed in 1904 by Francis Galton as a new division of social science that would embrace the study of 'all the influences that improve the inborn qualities of the human race, and tend to develop them to the utmost advantage.'
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eugenics

Study of ways in which the physical and mental characteristics of the human race may be improved. The eugenic principle was abused by the Nazi Party in Germany during the 1930s and early 1940s to justify the attempted extermination of entire social and ethnic groups and the establishment of selective breeding programmes. Modern eugenics is concerne...
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Eugenics

improving the human gene pool by discouraging procreation by persons with undesirable traits.
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Eugenics

Eugenics (s; from Greek εὐγενής eugenes `well-born` from εὖ eu, `good, well` and γένος genos, `race`) is the belief and practice of improving the genetic quality of the human population. It is a social philosophy advocating the improvement of human genetic traits through the promotion of higher reproduction of people with des...
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Eugenics

The improvement of humanity by altering its genetic composition by encouraging breeding of those pre
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Eugenics

The improvement of humanity by altering its genetic composition by encouraging breeding of those pre
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