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In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not DNA.
Gregory Bateson

Meaning of "DNA" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DNA

DNA play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DNA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dna is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DNA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid is a molecule that encodes the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms and many viruses. DNA is a nucleic acid; alongside proteins and carbohydrates, nucleic acids compose the three major macromolecules essential for all known forms of life. Most DNA molecules consist of two biopolymer strands coiled around each other to form a double helix. The two DNA strands are known as polynucleotides since they are composed of simpler units called nucleotides. Each nucleotide is composed of a nitrogen-containing nucleobase—either guanine, adenine, thymine, or cytosine —as well as a monosaccharide sugar called deoxyribose and a phosphate group. The nucleotides are joined to one another in a chain by covalent bonds between the sugar of one nucleotide and the phosphate of the next, resulting in an alternating sugar-phosphate backbone. According to base pairing rules, hydrogen bonds bind the nitrogenous bases of the two separate polynucleotide strands to make double-stranded DNA. DNA is well-suited for biological information storage.

Definition of DNA in the English dictionary

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DNA

DMV
DMZ
DNA fingerprint
DNA fingerprinting
DNA profile
DNA sequence
DNA sequencing
DNA test
DNA testing
DNAase
DNase
Dnepr
Dneprodzerzhinsk
Dnepropetrovsk
Dnestr
DNF
Dnieper
Dniester
DNR
DNS

WORDS THAT END LIKE DNA

antisense RNA
BNA
cDNA
CNA
complementary DNA
junk DNA
MDNA
messenger RNA
mitochondrial DNA
MNA
mRNA
mtDNA
recombinant DNA
ribosomal RNA
RNA
rRNA
soluble RNA
t-RNA
transfer RNA
UNA

Synonyms and antonyms of DNA in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «DNA» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DNA

Find out the translation of DNA to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of DNA from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «DNA» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

脱氧核糖核酸
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ADN
570 millions of speakers

English

DNA
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

डीएनए
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الـحِمْضُ النَوَوِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ДНК
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

DNA
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডিএনএ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ADN
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

DNA
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

DNS
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

DNA
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

디옥시리보핵산
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

DNA
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

DNA
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டிஎன்ஏ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डीएनए
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

DNA
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

DNA
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

DNA
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ДНК
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ADN
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

DNA
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

DNA
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

DNA
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

DNA
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of DNA

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DNA»

The term «DNA» is very widely used and occupies the 5.312 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DNA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about DNA

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10 QUOTES WITH «DNA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word DNA.
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Brian Acton
Going public is 18-month process, while an acquisition is a 6-month process. Going public means going under so much scrutiny, regulatory approval, auditing, magnified 10 times. Having the stomach to do that isn't necessarily in my DNA. My DNA is building a product and a service.
2
Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki
In the United States, nobody needs to remind people of their own role or their own power in creating the future they want to see. Perhaps it is something that is almost written into your cultural DNA: a desire to answer your Founding Fathers' call to create a 'more perfect union.'
3
Delphine Arnault
It's important to celebrate the monogram. It's the DNA of Vuitton. I think - I hope - there is an interest in the philosophy and culture of the Vuitton name. It's quite coherent and intellectual, and the products are great. These are things you will want to pass on - things you treasure.
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Louis Bacon
I am a conservationist. It is in my DNA.
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Billy Baldwin
When you become famous, you start getting invites to parties where there are famous athletes and famous rock stars, politicians, people who have tremendous power and affluence. It's not in my DNA, but certainly I have been exposed to it.
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Gregory Bateson
In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not DNA.
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Lisa Bonet
I'm a shy person. I don't know if it's in my DNA to share with the world.
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Sydney Brenner
So that's when I saw the DNA model for the first time, in the Cavendish, and that's when I saw that this was it. And in a flash you just knew that this was very fundamental.
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Vivian Campbell
These are very difficult times for new artists. Back in the day, a hit song could really seep into a person's DNA with radio and MTV. A hit today is not the same as a hit twenty years ago. Now there is so much competition, it is very hard to reach the people. The music scene is so overly saturated. There are no gatekeepers like there used to be.
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Billy Collins
The first line is the DNA of the poem; the rest of the poem is constructed out of that first line. A lot of it has to do with tone because tone is the key signature for the poem. The basis of trust for a reader used to be meter and end-rhyme.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DNA»

Discover the use of DNA in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to DNA and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive ...
In The Innovator’s DNA, authors Jeffrey Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and bestselling author Clayton Christensen (The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution, How Will You Measure Your Life?) build on what we know about disruptive ...
Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, Clayton Christensen, 2013
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DNA: The Secret of Life
Infused with a scientist’s awe at nature’s marvels and a humanist’s profound sympathies, DNA is destined to become the classic telling of the defining scientific saga of our age. From the Hardcover edition.
James D. Watson, Andrew Berry, 2009
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Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing
Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing walks students step-by-step through the DNA analysis process beginning with collection of evidence at a crime scene to the statistical interpretation of the results.
John M. Butler, 2009
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DNA
Introduces DNA and discusses its discovery, what can happen when the code goes wrong, how it replicates, and ways in which it is used to solve crimes.
Natalie Hyde, 2009
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Dna
A contemporary play for younger people, DNA opened at the National Theatre in February 2008 'A taut, compelling thriller and a modern-day spin on Lord of the Flies, exploring group behaviour and moral equivocation' – Financial Times ...
Dennis Kelly, 2012
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Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Typing: Methodology
This book provides the most detailed information written to-date on DNA databases, low-level DNA, validation, and numerous other topics including a new chapter on legal aspects of DNA testing to prepare scientists for expert witness ...
John Marshall Butler, 2011
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Understanding DNA: The Molecule and How it Works
This is especially true for DNA, the molecular that carries the code for all life on earth. The third edition of Understanding DNA has been entirely revised and updated, and expanded to cover new advances in our understanding.
Chris R. Calladine, Horace Drew, Ben Luisi, 2004
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Forensic DNA Evidence Interpretation
The book begins by reviewing all pertinent biology, and then provides information on every aspect of DNA analysis, including modern interpretation methods and issues, and contemporary population genetic models available for estimating DNA ...
Christopher M. Triggs, John S. Buckleton, Simon J. Walsh, 2004
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DNA: Promise and Peril
Offers background information for understanding how genetics affects our lives. This book presents a view of various discoveries and explores the ethical, legal, and social issues with each development.
Linda L. McCabe, Edward R. B. McCabe, 2008
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DNA: Changing Science and Society
Eight essays on the impact of DNA on science and society by key researchers; for the general reader.
Torsten Krude, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DNA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term DNA is used in the context of the following news items.
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British backpacker murder trial in Thailand stalls over key DNA
Asked if he is disappointed that it appears that key DNA evidence may be missing ... Another judge had ruled in April that the DNA evidence be ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Interactive tool reveals the amount of hunter-gatherer DNA in your …
Other groups, such as those in Norway or Lithuania, get about half of their DNA from the steppe pastoralists, who swept across Europe on ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
UK woman reunited with baby in Spain after DNA tests prove she is …
The saga began at the start of June when Cottle, then 36 weeks pregnant, arrived in Málaga to help her mother find a rental home. Photograph: ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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The Latest In The 'Collect It All' Collection: An Entire Nation's DNA
Kuwait's parliament, reacting to a suicide bombing last week that killed 26 people, adopted a law Wednesday requiring mandatory DNA testing ... «Techdirt, Jul 15»
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Expert: Door handle had Crupi's and possibly prostitute's DNA
On Wednesday, a DNA expert testified that Crupi's DNA was found on the door's interior and exterior handles at the residence where, ... «SILive.com, Jul 15»
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DNA test couples before marriage: UK Asian peer
She said, "We know so much about DNA now, but there is so much disability among the children, which is absolutely appalling. You go to any ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
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DNA evidence links retired Calif. postal worker to woman's 1974 …
After more than 40 years, a young woman who was brutally raped and murdered in her Southern California home may finally get justice. DNA ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
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Warrant: Authorities draw Gypsy's blood for DNA testing
Authorities took three vials of blood and two saliva swabs from Gypsy Blanchard to test her DNA against blood and "biological samples" found ... «Springfield News-Leader, Jul 15»
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Scientists rush to freeze plant DNA before 'sixth extinction'
The project is part of the Global Genome Initiative, which aims to gather and preserve the DNA of all life on Earth in cryo-storage facilities. «BBC News, Jul 15»
10
DNA damage response The spliceosome cashes in at the ATM
The kinase ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM) is a major coordinator of the DNA damage response (DDR). One consequence of DDR ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»

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