- a science concerned with bettering the condition of human beings through the improvement of their environment.
Origin of euthenics
1900–05; < Greek euthēn(eîn) to be well off, prosper + -ics
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Euthenics precedes eugenics, developing better men now, and thus inevitably creating a better race of men in the future.
Euthenics is the term proposed for the preliminary science on which Eugenics must be based.
In another hundred years, then, Euthenics may give place to Eugenics, and the better race of men become an actuality.
In this sense, euthenics and eugenics bear the same relation to human progress as a man's two legs do to his locomotion.
The moment of conception is the point at which eugenics gives place to euthenics.
- (functioning as singular) the study of the control of the environment, esp with a view to improving the health and living standards of the human race
C20: from Greek euthēnein to thrive
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- The science concerned with establishing the optimum living conditions for plants, animals, or humans, especially through proper provisioning and environment.
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