See also: dna and dną

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌdiː ˌɛn ˈeɪ/, [ˌdiɛnˈeɪ]
    • (file)

NounEdit

DNA (countable and uncountable, plural DNAs)

  1. (informal) The part of a living being that carries genetic information.
  2. (biochemistry) A biopolymer of deoxyribonucleic acid (a type of nucleic acid) that has four different chemical groups, called bases: adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine.
  3. (figuratively, business) The fundamental values or vision of an organization.
    • 2003, Kevin John Kennedy, Mary Moore, Going the Distance, FT Press (→ISBN), page 14:
      These ingredients in a company's DNA mean that company will attract and grow leaders with these qualities.
    • 2012, Bill McBean, The Facts of Business Life, John Wiley & Sons (→ISBN)
      The main leadership priority at Level 2 is creating the business's DNA by defining how all the moving parts of the company will work, both independently and together.
    • 2022 April 13, Ryan Bort, “The Real Reason Republicans Are Loading Their 2022 Campaign Ads With Guns”, in Rolling Stone[1]:
      It’s coming from the hardcore MAGA set, and not only is it likely to stick around beyond the primaries, it’s likely hardwired into the DNA of a party now driven by extremism, conspiracy, and a belief that violence is a legitimate tool to achieve desired political outcomes.

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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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ChineseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English DNA.

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NounEdit

DNA

  1. DNA
    DNADNA [Cantonese]  ―  jim6 di1 en1 ei1 [Jyutping]  ―  to do a DNA test

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English DNA.

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NounEdit

DNA n (plural DNA's)

  1. Initialism of desoxyribonucleïnezuur (deoxyribonucleic acid).

Proper nounEdit

DNA f

  1. (Suriname) Initialism of De Nationale Assemblee.

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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English DNA.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

DNA

  1. DNA

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FrenchEdit

Proper nounEdit

DNA f pl (plural only)

  1. Initialism of Les Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace (Latest News from Alsace, a French periodical).

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English DNA, from deoxyribonucleic acid. Replacing DNS from the calque Desoxyribonukleinsäure.

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NounEdit

DNA f (genitive DNA, no plural)

  1. (molecular biology) DNA, Synonym of Desoxyribonukleinsäure

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Further readingEdit

  • DNA” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English DNA.

NounEdit

DNA

  1. DNA
    Synonym: ADN

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JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English DNA.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

D(ディー)N(エヌ)A(エー) (dī-enu-ē

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

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

DNA n (definite singular DNA-et, indefinite plural DNA, definite plural DNA-a or DNA-ene)

  1. DNA

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

DNA n (definite singular DNA-et, indefinite plural DNA, definite plural DNA-a)

  1. DNA

PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

EtymologyEdit

Orthographic borrowing from English DNA.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dɛ.ɛnˈa/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛna
  • Syllabification: D‧N‧A

Proper nounEdit

DNA m or n (indeclinable)

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

Further readingEdit

  • DNA in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • DNA in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Orthographic borrowing from English DNA.

NounEdit

DNA m (plural DNAs)

  1. Alternative form of ADN

SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English DNA.

Proper nounEdit

DNA

  1. DNA
    Synonym: ADN

TurkishEdit

NounEdit

DNA

  1. Initialism of deoksiribonükleik asit. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)