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NounEdit

DNA (countable and uncountable, plural DNAs)

  1. (biochemistry) A biopolymer of deoxyribonucleic acid (a type of nucleic acid) that has four different chemical groups, called bases: adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine.
  2. (informal) That part of a person's character that has a genetic origin.
  3. (figuratively) The fundamental values or vision of an organization.

TranslationsEdit

Proper nounEdit

DNA

  1. Defense Nuclear Agency.

PhraseEdit

DNA

  1. Did not answer
  2. Did not arrive (used when someone fails to keep an appointment)
  3. Did not attend
  4. Do not assume
  5. Does not apply
  6. Drugs 'n' alcohol
  7. (US, military) Do not arm.

VerbEdit

DNA (third-person singular simple present DNAs, present participle DNAing, simple past and past participle DNAed)

  1. To examine a sample of (someone's) deoxyribonucleic acid.
    • 2004, Michael Sheridan, Death in December: The Story of Sophie Toscan Du Plantier, page 194:
      The barrister went on to say that his client remains persecuted and victimised. He has been DNAed; his hair, his blood and his clothes."
    • 2008, Matthew Stokoe, ‎Dennis Cooper, High Life, page 261:
      The only way we're gonna know is if we DNA him against the spunk in Karen.
  2. (US, military) To put under a DNA order because of mental illness.
    • 2018, Jeanne Marie Laskas, To Obama, With love, joy, hate and despair, →ISBN, page 239:
      She had her weapons back. She wasn't DNA'd anymore.

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

InitialismEdit

DNA

  1. desoxyribonucleïnezuur (deoxyribonucleic acid)

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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English DNA.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdeːˌænˌɑː/, [ˈde̞ːˌænˌɑː]

NounEdit

DNA

  1. DNA

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FrenchEdit

AbbreviationEdit

DNA

  1. Dernière Nouvelles d'Alsace ("Latest News from Alsace"), a French periodical.

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English DNA.

InitialismEdit

DNA

  1. DNA

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JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English DNA.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Tokyo) ディーエヌエ [dìíénúéꜜè] (Nakadaka – [5])
  • IPA(key): [dʲiːe̞nɯ̟ᵝe̞ː]

NounEdit

DNA (katakana ディーエヌエー, rōmaji dīenuē)

  1. (genetics, biochemistry) Synonym of デオキシリボ核酸 (deokishiribo-kakusan, deoxyribonucleic acid); DNA

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PolishEdit

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Proper nounEdit

DNA m or n (indeclinable)

  1. (genetics, biochemistry) Abbreviation of kwas dezoksyrybonukleinowy.

Further readingEdit

  • DNA in Polish dictionaries at PWN

TurkishEdit