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Synonyms for degeneration
dɪˌdʒɛn əˈreɪ ʃən

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  1. degeneration, devolution(noun)

    the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality

    devolution, decadence, degeneracy, retrogression, decadency, devolvement

  2. degeneracy, degeneration, decadence, decadency(noun)

    the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

    retrogression, devolution, corruption, putrefaction, depravity, degeneracy, depravation, decadency, decadence

  3. degeneration, retrogression(noun)

    passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form

    reversion, retrogression, devolution, regression, degeneracy, decadency, regress, retroversion, decadence

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  1. degeneration(n.)


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  1. degeneration(n)

    deterioration, decline, retrogradation, degeneracy, vitiation

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  1. List of paraphrases for "degeneration":

    degeneracy, degenerative, decay, degradation

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  1. Auguste Comte, Philosophie Positive (1830):

    Every attempt to employ mathematical methods in the study of chemical questions must be considered profoundly irrational and contrary to the spirit of chemistry... If mathematical analysis should ever had prominent place in chemistry - an aberration, which is happily almost impossible - it would be a rapid and widespread degeneration of that science.

  2. John von Neumann:

    I think that it is a relatively good approximation to truth — which is much too complicated to allow anything but approximations — that mathematical ideas originate in empirics. But, once they are conceived, the subject begins to live a peculiar life of its own and is ... governed by almost entirely aesthetical motivations. In other words, at a great distance from its empirical source, or after much "abstract" inbreeding, a mathematical subject is in danger of degeneration. Whenever this stage is reached the only remedy seems to me to be the rejuvenating return to the source: the reinjection of more or less directly empirical ideas.

  3. Kapil Bharti:

    While researchers have used embryonic stem cell derived cells to treat age-related macular degeneration, (the RIKEN study) is the first study that used induced pluripotent stem cells.

  4. Václav Havel:

    Human beings are compelled to live within a lie, but they can be compelled to do so only because they are in fact capable of living in this way. Therefore not only does the system alienate humanity, but at the same time alienated humanity supports this system as its own involuntary master plan, as a degenerate image of its own degeneration, as a record of people's own failure as individuals.

  5. Chad Hales:

    Alzheimer's disease causes degeneration of brain cells, and this leads to the outward symptoms you see on a day-to-day basis, this includes problems early on with short-term memory and later problems with speaking and executive dysfunction, like managing cell phones, medications, and finances. Patients can also have depression or other neuropsychiatric symptoms, like delusions or hallucinations.

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  • انحطاطArabic
  • дегенерация, изражданеBulgarian
  • Entartung, DegenerationGerman
  • εκφύλισηGreek
  • degeneraatio, rappeutuminen, rappeuma, taantuminenFinnish
  • dégénération, dégénérescenceFrench
  • meathlúIrish
  • התנוונות, דגנרציה, החמרהHebrew
  • elkorcsosulás, hanyatlás, elfajulás, degeneráltságHungarian
  • degenerazioneItalian
  • 退化Japanese
  • degenerări, degradare, degenerareRomanian
  • вырождение, дегенерация, упадокRussian

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