What does Nutrition mean?

Definitions for Nutritionnuˈtrɪʃ ən, nyu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nutrition(noun)

    (physiology) the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance

  2. nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals(noun)

    a source of materials to nourish the body

  3. nutrition(noun)

    the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)


  1. nutrition(Noun)

    The organic process by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nutrition(noun)

    in the broadest sense, a process or series of processes by which the living organism as a whole (or its component parts or organs) is maintained in its normal condition of life and growth

  2. Nutrition(noun)

    in a more limited sense, the process by which the living tissues take up, from the blood, matters necessary either for their repair or for the performance of their healthy functions

  3. Nutrition(noun)

    that which nourishes; nutriment

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. nutrition. See Nutritious.]


  1. Nutrition

    Nutrition is the provision, to cells and organisms, of the materials necessary to support life. Many common health problems can be prevented or alleviated with a healthy diet. The diet of an organism is what it eats, which is largely determined by the perceived palatability of foods. Dietitians are health professionals who specialize in human nutrition, meal planning, economics, and preparation. They are trained to provide safe, evidence-based dietary advice and management to individuals, as well as to institutions. Clinical nutritionists are health professionals who focus more specifically on the role of nutrition in chronic disease, including possible prevention or remediation by addressing nutritional deficiencies before resorting to drugs. While government regulation of the use of this professional title is less universal than for "dietician", the field is supported by many high-level academic programs, up to and including the Doctoral level, and has its own voluntary certification board, professional associations, and peer-reviewed journals, e.g. the American Society for Nutrition, Nutrition Society of India, Food Scientists and Nutritionists Association India, Indian Dietetic Association and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nutrition in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nutrition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ron Jeremy:

    Why isn't there a nutrition resource teacher in our schools? there are plenty of Ph.D's and master's in nutrition who would love that job. Start with the young people.

  2. Richard Clark:

    The best current evidence is that media are mere vehicles that deliver instruction but do not influence student achievement any more than the truck that delivers groceries causes change in our nutrition.

  3. Sarah Lowe:

    In my opinion, all cancer patients should ask to be referred to a dietitian, Many if not all treatments, whether it's surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or chemoradiation can result in significant nutrition-related side effects that can have a huge impact (on) patients' quality of life and nutrition status.

  4. Alissa Rumsey:

    New York has pretty lax laws when it comes to personal trainers giving nutrition advice, i would tell anyone who’s getting nutrition advice from their trainer to ask about credentials. If they’re a certified nutritionist, a certified dietitian or a certified dietitian-nutritionist, that means they’ve been specifically trained to work with clients on an individualized nutrition plan.

  5. Eran Elinav:

    Measuring such a large cohort without any prejudice really enlightened us on how inaccurate we all were about one of the most basic concepts of our existence, which is what we eat and how we integrate nutrition into our daily life, in contrast to our current practices, tailoring diets to the individual may allow us to utilize nutrition as means of controlling elevated blood sugar levels and its associated medical conditions.

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