American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to eugenics.
- adj. Relating or adapted to the production of good or improved offspring.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to race-culture.
- Pertaining to or derived from cloves.
- n. The science which deals with the means of cultivating and improving the innate good qualities of man. Also eugenics.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, cloves.
- adj. Well-born; of high birth.
- adj. pertaining to or causing improvement in the offspring produced
“Haven; and Harry Laughlin, Davenport's protégé, the nation's foremost expert in eugenic sterilization and also a leader in the movement to stop the tide of immigrants coming to this country.”
“For these reasons, the so-called eugenic laws of several states, which provide for a certificate of health before a marriage license is issued, are not adequate eugenic measures.”
“For however famous a man may become in other respects, he cannot, I think, be justly termed eugenic if deficient in the qualities I have just named.”
“This is properly called eugenic abortion - the ending of "imperfect" lives to remove the social, economic and emotional costs of their existence.”
“This is properly called eugenic abortion -- the ending of”
“This is properly called eugenic abortion -- the ending of "imperfect" lives to remove the social, economic and emotional costs of their existence.”
“Applying the concept to 'eugenic' immigration policies, how is it still comparative advantage if the two groups form one polity?”
“As a result, "a so-called 'eugenic' abortion is not admissible, unless fetal deformations endanger the mother's health," the Italy court ruled.”
“I would say that the ball is now in their court to come up with hard evidence supporting the notion that this kind of eugenic breeding for scholarship was important enough to drive selection for intelligence to a significant degree.”
“To be precise, the main Cochran-Harpending theory does not propose a eugenic mechanism for raising the IQ of Ashkenazi Jews, if "eugenic" is understood to mean a breeding system.”
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