Meaning of NONSENSE in English


[non.sense] n (1614) 1 a: words or language having no meaning or conveying no intelligible ideas b (1): language, conduct, or an idea that is absurd or contrary to good sense (2): an instance of absurd action

2. a: things of no importance or value: trifles b: affected or impudent conduct "took no ~ from subordinates"

3: genetic information consisting of one or more codons that do not code for any amino acid and usu. cause termination of the molecular chain in protein synthesis--compare antisense, missense -- adj -- adv -- n

[2]nonsense adj (1778) 1: consisting of an arbitrary grouping of speech sounds or symbols "a ~ syllable"

2: consisting of one or more codons that are genetic nonsense

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