AskDefine | Define genetic

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genetic adj
1 tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity; "an inherited disease"; "familial traits"; "genetically transmitted features" [syn: familial, hereditary, inherited, transmitted, transmissible]
2 of or relating to or produced by or being a gene; "genic combinations"; "genetic code" [syn: genic]
3 of or relating to the science of genetics; "genetic research" [syn: genetical]

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English

Pronunciation

  • ge*net"ic
  • /ʤəˈnetɪk/
  • dZ@"netIk/
    Rhymes: -ɛtɪk

Adjective

  1. relating to genetics or genes
  2. caused by genes

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Romanian

Etymology

génétique

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Adjective

  1. genetic

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Extensive Definition

Genetic may refer to:
  • Genetics, in biology, the science of genes, heredity, and the variation of organisms
  • Genetic (linguistics), in linguistics, a relationship between two languages with a common ancestor language
  • Genetic algorithm, in computer science, a kind of search technique modeled on evolutionary biology
genetic in Simple English: Genetic
genetic in Urdu: وراثی (ضدابہام)

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