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Definition

verb

(1) To determine or clearly mark the outlines or limits of.

(2) To express the precise signification of.

(3) To state the meaning of; to describe precisely; to explain or expound; to interpret.

(4) To bring to a termination or bounds of; to end.


Supplement

Word origin: Latin definire (“‘to limit, settle, define’”) < de- + finire (“‘to set a limit, bound, end’”
Related forms: definition (noun).


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Re: Multicellular prokaryote

... are not multicellular in the way that eukaryotes are (which is often what people mean by the term), but the distinction is not as simple to define as it is to 'intuitively conceptualizer.' Your question represents the reason for that conceptualization and I hope I can answer it, though no ...

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by thirdprometheus
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:45 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
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Views: 17649

Re:

... some of this translation equipment, but they don't have enough of such genes to actually sustain translation independently. do ribosomal proteins define life???? if so, then viruses with protein coat would become living and prions too.And all other protein particles too would be living isn't it??? ...

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by wildfunguy
Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:04 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
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Views: 4605

Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

sure enough but since it can make its proteins itself, my question is why does it need ribosomal proteins??? do ribosomal proteins define life???? if so, then viruses with protein coat would become living and prions too.And all other protein particles too would be living isn't it???

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by Sumanth001
Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:54 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
Replies: 15
Views: 4605

Personality

... are still rather unpredictable. One explanation for this that has attracted much attention lately (in ethology) is of personality traits. They are defined as 'consistent, between-individual differences in behaviour'. I would like to know peoples opinions on attributing human like personalities ...

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by fumpledrumpskin
Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:06 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Personality
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Views: 590

Re: Is complexity inevitable?

Oh come on! How do you define intelligence? Are we still of the outdated opinion that animals do all the complex and fantastically clever things they do, out of 'instinct? Define instinct. If it has nothing to do with intelligence then ...

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by animartco
Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:09 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
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