Definitions for Nutritionnuˈtrɪʃ ən, nyu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nu•tri•tionnuˈtrɪʃ ən, nyu-(n.)

  1. the act or process of nourishing or of being nourished.

    Category: Nutrition

  2. the study or science of the dietary requirements of humans and animals for proper health and development.

    Category: Nutrition

  3. the process by which organisms take in and utilize food material.

    Category: Nutrition

  4. food; nutriment.

    Category: Nutrition

Origin of nutrition:

1375–1425; late ME < LL nūtrītiō= L nūtrī(re) to feed, nourish+-tiō -tion

nu•tri′tion•al•ly(adv.)

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)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. nutrition(noun)ˈtrɪʃ ən, nyu-

    the process in which the body takes in the healthy substances found in food

    information about nutrition for young children; a specialist in nutrition; the nutritional benefits of whole grain bread

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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.


Translations for Nutrition

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

nutrition(noun)

(the act of giving or getting) nourishment, or the scientific study of this.

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