芳仔 asked in 科學化學 · 1 decade ago

請問degenerate的定義?

請問degenerate的定義?

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  • Leonis
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    1 decade ago
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    它有學理上和字面上的含意,參考如下:

    (from http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/degenerate )

    Adjective

    degenerate (comparative more degenerate, superlative most degenerate)

    Positive

    degenerate

    Comparative

    more degenerate

    Superlative

    most degenerate

    (of qualities) having deteriorated, degraded or fallen from normal, coherent, balanced and desirable to an undesirable and typically abnormal

    (of a human or system) having lost good or desirable qualities

    (of an encoding or function) having multiple domain elements correspond to one element of the range

    The genetic code is degenerate because a single amino acid can be coded by one of several codons.

    (mathematics) a degenerate case is a limiting case in which a class of object changes its nature so as to belong to another, usually simpler, class.Noun

    Singular

    degenerate

    Plural

    degenerates

    degenerate (plural degenerates)

    One is degenerate, who has fallen from previous stature.

    You are a degenerate, boy. You're a disgrace to your ancestors.

    Verb

    Infinitive

    to degenerate

    Third person singular

    degenerates

    Simple past

    degenerated

    Past participle

    degenerated

    Present participle

    degenerating

    to degenerate (third-person singular simple present degenerates, present participle degenerating, simple past and past participle degenerated)

    (intransitive) (of humans or systems) to lose good or desirable qualities;

    His condition continued to degenerate even after admission to hospital.

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