noun (used with a singular verb)
Examples from the Web for eugenics
Eugenics is a word that made everyone at the event uncomfortable.Want Blue Eyes With That Baby?: The Strange New World of Human Reproduction|Eleanor Clift|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why the sterilization and eugenics programs are running in different countries in one way or another under the umbrella of UNO.
The very subject evokes dark visions of forced sterilization and the eugenics horrors of the early 20th century.Penn State Sex-Abuse Case Revives Issue of Using Chemical Castration|Michelle Cottle|November 11, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Watch a montage of his many references, from SS uniforms, to the Third Reich, to eugenics.
The attempt to “breed back” the Auroch of Teutonic legend was of a piece with the Nazi obsession with racial purity and eugenics.
The fundamental law of eugenics demands that all education be exerted for parenthood.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)|W. Grant Hague, M.D.
I try so hard not to be afraid of men, for I know they are necessary to eugenics.City of Endless Night|Milo Hastings
It issues a journal, The Eugenics Review, now in its twelfth year.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
As this fault is corrected, eugenics will be more clearly seen as an integral part of ethics.Applied Eugenics|Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Besides, the word "Eugenics" recalls in France a chemical term: eugenic-acid.
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Word Origin for eugenics
Word Origin and History for eugenics
1883, coined (along with adjective eugenic) by English scientist Francis Galton (1822-1911) on analogy of ethics, physics, etc. from Greek eugenes "well-born, of good stock, of noble race," from eu- "good" (see eu-) + genos "birth" (see genus).
The investigation of human eugenics, that is, of the conditions under which men of a high type are produced. [Galton, "Human Faculty," 1883]
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Culture definitions for eugenics
The idea that one can improve the human race by careful selection of those who mate and produce offspring.