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Synonyms for mutation
myuˈteɪ ʃənmu·ta·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mutationnoun

    A change is a passing from one state or form to another, any act or process by which a thing becomes unlike what it was before, or the unlikeness so produced; we say a change was taking place, or the change that had taken place was manifest. Mutation is a more formal word for change, often suggesting repeated or continual change; as, the mutations of fortune. Novelty is a change to what is new, or the newness of that to which a change is made; as, he was perpetually desirous of novelty. Revolution is specifically and most commonly a change of government. Variation is a partial change in form, qualities, etc., but especially in position or action; as, the variation of the magnetic needle or of the pulse. Variety is a succession of changes or an intermixture of different things, and is always thought of as agreeable. Vicissitude is sharp, sudden, or violent change, always thought of as surprising and often as disturbing or distressing; as, the vicissitudes of politics. Transition is change by passing from one place or state to another, especially in a natural, regular, or orderly way; as, the transition from spring to summer, or from youth to manhood. An innovation is a change that breaks in upon an established order or custom; as, an innovation in religion or politics. For the distinctions between the other words compare the synonyms for CHANGE, v. In the religious sense regeneration is the vital renewing of the soul by the power of the divine Spirit; conversion is the conscious and manifest change from evil to good, or from a lower to a higher spiritual state; as, in Luke xxii, 32, "when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren." In popular use conversion is the most common word to express the idea of regeneration.

    Synonyms:
    alteration, change, change, conversion, diversity, innovation, novelty, regeneration, renewal, renewing, revolution, transformation, transition, transmutation, variation, variety, vicissitude

    Antonyms:
    constancy, continuance, firmness, fixedness, fixity, identity, invariability, permanence, persistence, steadiness, unchangeableness, uniformity

    Preposition:
    We have made a change for the better; the change from winter to spring; the change of a liquid to or into a gas; a change in quality; a change by absorption or oxidation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mutant, mutation, variation, sportnoun

    (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

    Synonyms:
    sportsman, fun, fluctuation, sportswoman, mutant, play, genetic mutation, summercater, magnetic variation, athletics, variation, sport, variant, version, magnetic declination, chromosomal mutation, variance, edition, pas seul

  2. mutation, genetic mutation, chromosomal mutationnoun

    (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism

    Synonyms:
    mutant, chromosomal mutation, variation, sport, genetic mutation

  3. mutationnoun

    a change or alteration in form or qualities

    Synonyms:
    mutant, chromosomal mutation, variation, sport, genetic mutation

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mutationnoun

    Synonyms:
    change, alteration, variation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "mutation":

    mutations, deployment, transfer, transformation, posting, change, mutant

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How to use mutation in a sentence?

  1. Cynthia Shepherd:

    This shows what a remarkable drug it is and the importance of finding this mutation in people like Kirk.

  2. Prime Minister Igor Matovic:

    We are in a very tough situation... There is no country in Europe with a higher documented proportion of the British mutation.

  3. Zachary Lippman:

    We have been eating mutations in plants and animals since humans started to improve crops thousands of years ago, that's a random process and took thousands of years. With gene editing, Zachary Lippman're now just making one mutation in one gene in the simplest sense.

  4. Randi Hagerman:

    Even though [ females ] might have a full mutation on one of their X chromosomes.

  5. Otis Brawley:

    Over the past 20 years we are learning of a number of genes that can have a mutation. Some change our treatment.


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