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Definitions for recombination
ˌri kɒm bəˈneɪ ʃənre·com·bi·na·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recombinationnoun

    (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

  2. recombinationnoun

    (genetics) a combining of genes or characters different from what they were in the parents


  1. recombinationnoun

    Combination a second or subsequent time.

  2. recombinationnoun

    The formation of genetic combinations in offspring that are not present in the parents

  3. recombinationnoun

    The reverse of dissociation


  1. recombination

    Recombination, in general, refers to the process in which genetic material is physically rearranged, or the genetic information of an organism is reorganized, especially during sexual reproduction. This process leads to the production of offspring with different combinations of traits from those of their parents, increasing genetic diversity. It can also refer to the repair of DNA damage. The processes and results of recombination can vary across different fields of science, including genetics, microbiology, and virology.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recombinationnoun

    combination a second or additional time

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recombination in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recombination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of recombination in a Sentence

  1. Marcus Blagrove:

    One way [viruses are] generated is through recombination between two existing coronaviruses, so two viruses infect the same cell and they recombine into a ‘daughter’ virus that would be an entirely new strain.

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