[non-sens, -suh ns] /ˈnɒn sɛns, -səns/
words or language having little or no or meaning.
conduct, action, etc., that is senseless, foolish, or absurd:
to have tolerated enough nonsense.
impudent, insubordinate, or otherwise objectionable behavior:
He doesn’t have to take that nonsense from you.
something absurd or fatuous:
the utter nonsense of such a suggestion.
anything of trifling importance or of little or no use.
Genetics. a DNA sequence that does not code for an amino acid and is not transcribed (distinguished from ).
something that has or makes no sense; unintelligible language; drivel
conduct or action that is absurd
foolish or evasive behaviour or manners: she’ll stand no nonsense
things of little or no value or importance; trash
an exclamation of disagreement
1610s, from non- + sense; perhaps influenced by French nonsens.
Relating to a mutation in a structural gene that changes a nucleotide triplet into a stop codon, thus prematurely terminating the polypeptide chain during protein synthesis. See more at point mutation.
see: stuff and nonsense
- Nonsense correlation
noun 1. (statistics) a correlation supported by data but having no basis in reality, as between incidence of the common cold and ownership of televisions
noun, Psychology. 1. any of numerous letter combinations without meaning, used in learning experiments. noun 1. (psychol) a syllable, like bik, having no meaning. Lists of such syllables have been used to investigate memory and learning
- Nonsense triplet
nonsense triplet non·sense triplet (nŏn’sěns’, -səns) n. A codon that causes the premature termination of a growing polypeptide chain, thus producing incomplete protein fragments.
noun 1. a form of light verse, usually for children, depicting imaginative characters in amusing situations of fantasy, whimsical in tone and with a rhythmic appeal, often employing fanciful phrases and meaningless made-up words. noun 1. verse in which the sense is nonexistent or absurd, such as that of Edward Lear