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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

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Origin and Etymology of gen

perhaps from general information


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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
variants: or

geno-

Definition of gen-

  1. 1 :  offspring :  race genocide

  2. 2 :  genus :  kind genotype

Origin and Etymology of gen-

Greek genos birth, race, kind — more at kin


-gen

noun combining form
variants: or less commonly

-gene

Definition of -gen

  1. 1 :  producer androgen

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

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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