eugenics

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n eugenics the study of methods of improving genetic qualities by selective breeding (especially as applied to human mating)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Boiled grape juice was the fluid used as a lubricant for the first contact lenses. Eugene Flick, who invented contact lenses in 1887, chose boiled grape juice over sugar water to lubricate the thick glass lenses that covered the entire eye.
    • n Eugenics The science of improving stock, whether human or animal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: December 1972 U.S. astronaut Eugene Cernan becomes the last person to set foot on the moon.
    • n eugenics The science of generative or procreative development; the doctrine of progress or evolution, especially in the human race, through improved conditions in the relations of the sexes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1920, Eugene Debs, a Socialist, received 920,000 votes for president of the United States even though he ran his entire campaign from prison.
    • n.pl Eugenics the science of such
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Usage

In literature:

It is not quite like you, Eugene.
"Double Trouble" by Herbert Quick
He had come over from Paris to see his family, who lived at St. Eugene.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
The eugenic point of view that we have here taken is becoming rather widespread, although it is often not recognized as eugenic.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Eugenic clubs, mother's, I, 54.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)" by W. Grant Hague, M.D.
C. B. DAVENPORT, Director Carnegie Station for Experimental Evolution; Director Eugenics Record Office.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
Eugene had passed his examination, and promised them a visit to show them his epaulettes.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
BURNOUF, EUGENE (1801-1852), French orientalist, was born in Paris on the 8th of April 1801.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
The eugenic criterion no longer applies.
"Woman and Womanhood" by C. W. Saleeby
The dynasty of the Schneiders continued for four generations; the last one, Charles Eugene Schneider, was born in 1868.
"A Journey Through France in War Time" by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
The farmer's brother was called Eugene.
"Marie Claire" by Marguerite Audoux
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In poetry:

I am the worm who never turned,
The eunuch without a harem;
Between the priest and the commissar
I walk like Eugene Aram;
"A Little Poem" by George Orwell
"Great praise the Duke of Marlbro' won,
And our good Prince Eugene."
"Why, 'twas a very wicked thing!"
Said little Wilhelmine.
"Nay… nay… my little girl," quoth he,
"It was a famous victory.
"After Blenheim" by Robert Southey

In news:

I came across a plaque at the base of a skyscraper at 43rd and Broadway in Times Square that indicated that Eugene O'Neill was born on that site.
Like Elaine, tens of thousands of people across the country were victims of eugenic sterilizations.
Most of the states with eugenic sterilization programs dismantled them after World War II when the horrors of the Holocaust were uncovered.
Beverly Perdue should use her remaining tenure to provide a measure of justice for victims of the state’s eugenics program.
Payments for Victims of Eugenics Are Shelved.
Eugenics , Past and Future.
House Committee Passes Eugenics Compensation Bill.
The House Judiciary Committee has passed a eugenics compensation bill that would pay money to victims and the families.
Eugenics in America's past.
Perdue proposes $10.3 million for eugenics efforts.
Francis Galton —polymath, obsessive measurer, founder of meteorology, fingerprinting, eugenics, and Charles Darwin's cousin—died just 100 years ago.
Robert Eugene Frazer was born in Tecumeseh, Neb.
The Square Pizza shop on Hylan Blvd in Staten Island, owned by Eugene.
Director, Eugene & Marilyn Glick Family Foundation.
The new home for the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute that's rising from the ground at IUPUI must do a lot of things well.
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In science:

However, in 1934 Eugene Wigner predicted in that an electron gas of low enough density, moving in a uniform background of positive charge, should crystallize.
Quantum Phenomena in Low-Dimensional Systems
I have benefited from discussions and collaborations with many physicists: here I would like to especially thank Gabriel Aeppli, Henri Alloul, Robert Birgeneau, Andrey Chubukov, Seamus Davis, Eugene Demler, Matthew Fisher, Aharon Kapitulnik, Steve Kivelson, Christos Panagopoulos, Kwon Park, Anatoli Polkovnikov, T.
Order and quantum phase transitions in the cuprate superconductors
In fact, this result extends to the arts and humanities as well.) The first serious work on citation patterns was conducted in the 1960s as large citation databases became available through the work of Eugene Garfield and other pioneers in the field of bibliometrics.
The structure and function of complex networks
Cronin (eds.), The Web of Know ledge: A Festschrift in Honor of Eugene Garfield, Information Today, Medford, NJ (2000). Bornholdt, S. and Ebel, H., World Wide Web scaling exponent from Simon’s 1955 model, Phys.
The structure and function of complex networks
VA would like to aknowledge the advices from Eugene Churazov and Marat Gilfanov.
Fast X-ray Transients and Their Connection to Gamma-Ray Bursts
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