mutation
[mjuːˈteɪʃ(ə)n]
NOUN
mutations (plural noun)
  1. the action or process of mutating.
    "the mutation of punk's angry energy into something more thuggish and mindless" ·
    "his first novel went through several mutations"
  2. the changing of the structure of a gene, resulting in a variant form that may be transmitted to subsequent generations, caused by the alteration of single base units in DNA, or the deletion, insertion, or rearrangement of larger sections of genes or chromosomes.
    "mutation is, ultimately, the only way in which new variation enters the species"
  3. linguistics
    regular change of a sound when it occurs adjacent to another.
    • (in Celtic languages) change of an initial consonant in a word caused (historically) by the preceding word.See also lenition.
    • (in Germanic languages) the process by which the quality of a vowel was altered in certain phonetic contexts; umlaut.
Origin
late Middle English: from Latin mutatio(n-), from mutare ‘to change’.
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How to use mutation in a sentence?
mutation is, ultimately, the only way in which new variation enters the species.
whether his goats were a new mutation or part of an older breed remains unclear.
the mutation of punk's angry energy into something more thuggish and mindless.
the effect of genetic maldevelopment may subsist in chromosomal mutation.
embryonic lethality observed in mice with a mutation.
his first novel went through several mutations.
How to say mutation in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (NOUN)mutasie
Arabic (NOUN)الطفرة, طفرة, تحور
Bangla মিউটেশন
Bosnian (Latin) mutacija
Bulgarian (NOUN)мутация
Cantonese (Traditional) 突變
Catalan (NOUN)mutació
Chinese Simplified 突变
Chinese Traditional 突變
Croatian (NOUN)mutacija
Czech (NOUN)mutace, transfer
Dutch (NOUN)mutatie
Estonian (NOUN)mutatsioon
Filipino pagbago
Finnish (NOUN)mutaatio
Greek (NOUN)μετάλλαξη
Hebrew (NOUN)מוטציה, המוטציה
Hindi (NOUN)उत्परिवर्तन
Hmong Daw hloov
Hungarian (NOUN)mutáció
Icelandic (NOUN)stökkbreyting
Indonesian (NOUN)mutasi
Italian (NOUN)mutazione
Japanese (NOUN)突然変異, 変異
Kiswahili walivyoelezea
Korean (NOUN)돌연변이, 변이
Latvian (NOUN)mutāciju
Lithuanian (NOUN)mutacija
Malay (Latin) mutasi
Maltese mutazzjoni
Norwegian Bokmål mutasjon
Persian (NOUN)جهش
Polish (NOUN)mutacji
Portuguese (NOUN)mutação
Querétaro Otomi mutación ar
Romanian (NOUN)mutaţie
Russian (NOUN)мутации, перегласовка
Serbian (Cyrillic) мутација
Serbian (Latin) mutacija
Slovak (NOUN)mutácie, transfer
Slovenian (NOUN)mutacije
Spanish (NOUN)mutación
Swedish (NOUN)genen
Tamil திடீர்மாற்றம்
Telugu మ్యుటేషన్
Thai กลายพันธุ์
Turkish (NOUN)mutasyon
Ukrainian (NOUN)мутації
Urdu نقطیہ
Vietnamese đột biến
Welsh (NOUN)mwtaniad, treiglo
Yucatec Maya mutación u
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