eugenics

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noun, plural in form but singular in construction eu·gen·ics \yü-ˈje-niks\

Definition of eugenics

  1. :  a science that deals with the improvement (as by control of human mating) of hereditary qualities of a race or breed

1883

First Known Use of eugenics

1883


EUGENICS Defined for English Language Learners

eugenics

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noun, plural in form but singular in construction eu·gen·ics \yü-ˈje-niks\

Definition of eugenics for English Language Learners

  • : a science that tries to improve the human race by controlling which people become parents


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eugenics

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noun plural but singular in construction eu·gen·ics \yu̇-ˈjen-iks\

Medical Definition of eugenics

  1. :  a science that deals with the improvement (as by control of human mating) of hereditary qualities of a race or breed


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