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de·gen·er·a·cy

 (dĭ-jĕn′ər-ə-sē)
n. pl. de·gen·er·a·cies
1.
a. The process of degenerating.
b. The state of being degenerate.
2. Genetics The presence in the genetic code of multiple codons for the same amino acid. Also called redundancy.

degeneracy

(dɪˈdʒɛnərəsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. the act or state of being degenerate
2. the process of becoming degenerate
3. (General Physics) physics the number of degenerate quantum states of a particular orbital, degree of freedom, energy level, etc

de•gen•er•a•cy

(dɪˈdʒɛn ər ə si)

n.
1. degenerate state or character.
2. the process of degenerating; decline.
3. degenerate behavior, esp. behavior considered sexually deviant.
[1655–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.degeneracy - the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
abasement, abjection, degradation - a low or downcast state; "each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken
2.degeneracy - moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles; "the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"; "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration"; "its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity"; "Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction"
immorality - the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct; "the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction"

degeneracy

degeneracy

noun
Descent to a lower level or condition:
Translations

degeneracy

[dɪˈdʒenərəsɪ] Ndegeneración f, depravación f

degeneracy

nDegeneration f

degeneracy

[dɪˈdʒɛnrəsɪ] ndegenerazione f
References in classic literature ?
Now we see that governments differ from each other in their form, and that some of them are defective, others [1275b] as excellent as possible: for it is evident, that those which have many deficiencies and degeneracies in them must be far inferior to those which are without such faults.
On first and second order planar elliptic equations with degeneracies.
Some situations like this are avoided by the special steps described above that are taken if f is even or odd, but other degeneracies are not caught by those tests, such as a function like cos(z) + [z.