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[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
See 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


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  • 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.

  • Nonsense-verse

    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

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