hygiene

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See also: Hygiene, hygiène, and hygiëne

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French hygiène, from Ancient Greek ὑγιαίνω (hugiaínō, be healthy, sound), from ὑγιής (hugiḗs, healthy, sound).

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hygiene (countable and uncountable, plural hygienes)

  1. The science of health, its promotion and preservation.
  2. Those conditions and practices that promote and preserve health.
    Hygiene is an important consideration in places where food is prepared.
  3. Cleanliness.
    They have poor personal hygiene.
  4. (computing, slang, of a macro) The property of having an expansion that is guaranteed not to cause the accidental capture of identifiers.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

hygiene m (definite singular hygienen) (uncountable)

  1. hygiene

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Noun[edit]

hygiene m (definite singular hygienen) (uncountable)

  1. hygiene

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