Definition of degeneracy
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
Examples of degeneracy in a Sentence
the sad degeneracy of the old neighborhood into a slum
the degeneracy of the family into a gang of petty thieves
Recent Examples of degeneracy from the Web
But Charles, who has been waiting to become king longer than any previous Prince of Wales, does not boast a distinguished record of degeneracy.
In 1930, the Indian physicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar showed that, given enough mass, a star’s gravity could overcome this electron degeneracy pressure, squeezing all its protons and electrons into neutrons.
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