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gen

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noun \ˈjen\

Definition of gen

chiefly British

  1. :  information 2a

Examples of gen in a sentence

  1. <as he has for decades, he gets most of his gen from the BBC over the wireless>

Origin and Etymology of gen

perhaps from general information


First Known Use: 1940


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gen

abbreviation

Definition of gen

  1. 1 general

  2. 2 genitive

  3. 3 genus


Gen

abbreviation

Definition of Gen

  1. Genesis


gen-

combining form

Definition of gen-

  1. 1 :  offspring :  race <genocide>

  2. 2 :  genus :  kind <genotype>

Variants of gen-

or

geno-

Origin and Etymology of gen-

Greek genos birth, race, kind — more at kin


-gen

noun combining form

Definition of -gen

  1. 1 :  producer <androgen>

  2. 2 :  one that is (so) produced <cultigen>

Variants of -gen

less commonly

-gene

Origin and Etymology of -gen

French -gène, from Greek -genēs born; akin to Greek genos birth


Medical Dictionary

gen

abbreviation

Medical Definition of gen

  1. 1general

  2. 2genus


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