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The natural or artificial rearrangement of genetic material in living organisms or viruses, especially the creation in offspring of sexually reproducing parents of new combinations of genes through the process of crossing over during meiosis.
1. (Genetics) genetics any of several processes by which genetic material of different origins becomes combined. It most commonly occurs between two sets of parental chromosomes during production of germ cells
2. (General Physics) physics the union of free electrons and holes in a semiconductor or of free ions and electrons in a plasma
re•com•bi•na•tion(ˌri kɒm bəˈneɪ ʃən)
the formation of new combinations of genes.
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|Noun||1.||recombination - (physics) a combining of charges or transfer of electrons in a gas that results in the neutralization of ions; important for ions arising from the passage of high-energy particles|
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
|2.||recombination - (genetics) a combining of genes or characters different from what they were in the parents|