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pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the improvement of human functioning and well-being by improvement of living conditions.
[From Greek euthenein, to flourish.]
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(Environmental Science) (functioning as singular) the study of the control of the environment, esp with a view to improving the health and living standards of the human race
[C20: from Greek euthēnein to thrive]
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n. (used with a sing. v.)
a science concerned with improving the human species through the improvement of its environment.
[1900–05; < Greek euthēn(eîn) to be well off, prosper + -ics]
eu•then•ist (yuˈθɛn ɪst, ˈyu θə nɪst) n.
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a science concerned with improving the well-being of mankind through improvement of the environment. — euthenist, n.See also: Environment
the art or science of improving a race or breed, especially the human race, by control of external influences, as environment. Cf. eugenics. — euthenist, n.See also: Improvement
the art or science of improving a race or breed, especially the human race, by control of external influences, as environment. See also improvement.See also: Race
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