- the act or process of nourishing or of being nourished.
- the science or study of, or a course of study in, nutrition, especially of humans.
- the process by which organisms take in and utilize food material.
- food; nutriment.
- the pursuit of this science as an occupation or profession.
Origin of nutrition
Examples from the Web for nutritional
But wait, which products in this grocery aisle support “nutritional labels for your conscience”?The Awful Apps That Let You Vote With Your Wallet
August 22, 2014
Too often, nowadays, jazz is marketed as though it were a kind of nutritional supplement.Jazz (The Music of Coffee and Donuts) Has Respect, But It Needs Love
June 15, 2014
In the ad, they cite an article published by several Norwegian scientists in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience.No, PETA, Cow Milk Does Not Cause Autism
May 30, 2014
A third is the continued appeal of indulgence, even in this age of nutritional labeling and increasingly aggressive fat police.The Appeal of Cinnabon Vodka and the Rise of Flavored Vodkas
November 22, 2013
It's there to provide a nutritional floor for the millions of Americans who suffer when our economy takes a turn for the worst.GOP Aims to Cut $40 Billion Out of Food Stamps to Foil Illusory ‘Cheaters’
September 5, 2013
It has its roots both in the reproductive and the nutritional motives.The Psychology of Nations
But this is an eye in which all nutritional changes have ceased.Glaucoma
So milk serves a therapeutic as well as a nutritional purpose.Psychotherapy
James J. Walsh
Nutritional deficiency diseases were beginning to be understood.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.
S. A. Reilly
The process preserved the product with a minimum loss of nutritional value and without causing coagulation.
- a process in animals and plants involving the intake of nutrient materials and their subsequent assimilation into the tissuesRelated adjectives: alimentary, trophic
- the act or process of nourishing
- the study of nutrition, esp in humans
Word Origin and History for nutritional
early 15c., from Old French nutrition (14c.) and directly from Latin nutritionem (nominative nutritio) "a nourishing," noun of action from past participle stem of nutrire "to nourish, suckle" (see nourish).
- The process by which living organisms obtain food and use it for growth, metabolism, and repair. Its stages include ingestion, digestion, absorption, transport, assimilation, and excretion.
- The science that deals with food and nourishment, including dietary guidelines, food composition, and the roles that various nutrients have in maintaining health.
- The process by which living organisms obtain food and use it for growth, metabolism, and repair. The stages of nutrition include ingestion, digestion, absorption, transport, assimilation, and excretion.
- The scientific study of food and nourishment, including food composition, dietary guidelines, and the roles that various nutrients have in maintaining health.