Nutrition meaning

no͝o-trĭsh'ən, nyo͝o-
Nutrition is nourishment or energy that is obtained from food consumed or the process of consuming the proper amount of nourishment and energy.

An example of nutrition is the nutrients found in fruits and vegetables.

An example of nutrition is eating a healthy diet.

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A source of nourishment; food.
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The process of nourishing or being nourished, especially the process by which a living organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and for replacement of tissues.
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The science or study that deals with food and nourishment, especially in humans.
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The scientific study of food and nourishment, including food composition, dietary guidelines, and the roles that various nutrients have in maintaining health.
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The process by which living organisms obtain food and use it for growth, metabolism, and repair. The stages of nutrition include ingestion, digestion, absorption, transport, assimilation, and excretion.
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The science or study of proper, balanced diet to promote health, esp. in human beings.
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A nourishing or being nourished; esp., the series of processes by which an organism takes in and assimilates food for promoting growth and replacing worn or injured tissues.
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The process of nourishing or being nourished, especially the process by which a living organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and for replacement of tissues.
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Anything that nourishes; nourishment; food.
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A source of nourishment; food.
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The science or study that deals with food and nourishment, especially in humans.
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(biology) The organic process by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance.
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Origin of nutrition

  • Middle English nutricion from Old French nutrition from Late Latin nūtrītiō nūtrītiōn- from Latin nūtrītus past participle of nūtrīre to suckle (s)nāu- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition