hygiene

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hygiene the science concerned with the prevention of illness and maintenance of health
    • n hygiene a condition promoting sanitary practices "personal hygiene"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Oral-B is a combination of oral hygiene and the letter B, which stands for the word better
    • n Hygiene That department of sanitary science which treats of the preservation of health, esp. of households and communities; a system of principles or rules designated for the promotion of health.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hygiene That department of medical knowledge which concerns the preservation of health; a system of principles or rules designed for the promotion of health; sanitary science.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hygiene the science which treats of the preservation of health
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Quotations

  • Lebanese Proverb
    Lebanese Proverb
    “Hygiene is two thirds of health.”
  • Elizabeth Bibesco
    Elizabeth Bibesco
    “Irony is the hygiene of the mind.”
  • Henry Miller
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    “Nine-tenths of our sickness can be prevented by right thinking plus right hygiene -- nine-tenths of it!”
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
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    “The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of their blood.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. hygiène,. See Hygeia
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hygieiahygiēs, healthy.

Usage

In literature:

The most hygienic methods of food preparation should always be observed.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
Items of Work in Child Hygiene.
"The Family and it's Members" by Anna Garlin Spencer
Public hygiene seeks to destroy the germs before they reach our bodily defenses.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
The brief intelligence test is not only more enlightening than the examination; it is also more hygienic.
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
Tunbridge Wells is still a health resort, but the waters no longer constitute a part of the hygienic routine.
"Highways & Byways in Sussex" by E.V. Lucas
But he must have attention night and day according to hygiene.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
They also pursue practical and theoretical courses in hygiene, and receive lessons in singing and pedagogics.
"Deaconesses in Europe" by Jane M. Bancroft
Hygiene and physical education and individual attention seemed to be making rapid advances.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
Bowel hygiene is an important part of the management of pregnancy.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
A Compilation of Papers and Lectures on the Subject of Hygiene and Rational Hydropathy.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
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In poetry:

Why then innocence
On paradisal beaches,
An impeccable sky
Over the church of hygiene?
Is it because that
Was long ago?
"A Poem For the End of the Century" by Czeslaw Milosz
And when he occupies a college,
Truth is replaced by Useful Knowledge;
He pays particular
Attention to Commercial Thought,
Public Relations, Hygiene, Sport,
In his curricula.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden

In news:

Of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.
The Presbyterian Women's group of First Presbyterian Church and local partners distributed 1,100 hygiene bags to homeless students in Deschutes County.
Leos prepare hygiene kits for local families.
Perfect Teeth Dentistry is looking for a Hygiene Assistant.
Spray-on Fabric for Fashion, Hygiene and More.
The Urban League of Kansas Breaking Chains Street Ministry has begun its Keep Wichita Warm Campaign and Hygiene Drive.
OC Elementary Students Learn About Proper Dental Hygiene .
Vickers of Seaside Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics recently visited students at Ocean City Elementary to discuss proper oral hygiene in celebration of Dental Health month.
"It's part of our complete hygienic entrance approach," says Jeti Marketing and International Sales Director Thorsten Gebauer.
The Tri-Lakes Center for Independent Living would like to thank the Outreach Commission at St Luke's Episcopal Church for its generous contribution to TLCIL's personal hygiene pantry.
Lady Gaga's family restaurant hit with hygiene violations.
National Dental Hygiene Month 2012 – Better than Ever.
Wrigley Jr Company, manufacturer of Orbit gum, to celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) in October.
Sleep Hygiene Can Improve Mental Health.
Kids at schools with 'hand hygiene ' plan suffered attacks just as often as peers at other schools.
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In science:

Although the former offers additional capabilities for decomposing code which has already been assembled, it requires sophisticated mechanisms for maintaining hygiene and ensuring that α-equivalent terms are truly indistinguishable.
Multi-Level Languages are Generalized Arrows
Khatab, K. and Fahrmeir, L. (2009) Analysis of Childhood Morbidity with Geoadditive Probit and Latent Variable Model: A Case Study for Egypt, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 81, 1, 116-128.
Spatial Discrete Choice and Spatial Limited Dependent Variable Models: a review with an emphasis on the use in Regional Health Economics
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