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Meaning of degeneracy

de•gen•er•a•cy

Pronunciation: (di-jen'ur-u-sē), [key]
— n.
  1. degenerate state or character.
  2. the process of degenerating; decline.
  3. degenerate behavior, esp. behavior considered sexually deviant.
  4. the number of distinct quantum states of a system that have a given energy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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