Definition of genetics noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dʒəˈnetɪks//
; NAmE NAmE//dʒəˈnetɪks//
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the scientific study of the ways in which different characteristics are passed from each generation of living things to the next More Like This Uncountable nouns ending in –ics athletics, ballistics, civics, cybernetics, genetics, geophysics, gymnastics, linguistics, optics, orthodontics, orthopaedics, phonetics, phonics, physics, semantics, semiotics, stylistics, thermodynamicsSee worksheet.
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