Vocabulary of Definitions of Life Suggests a Definition
Analysis of the vocabulary of 123 tabulated definitions of life reveals nine groups of defining terms (definientia) of which the groups (self-)reproduction and evolution (variation) appear as the minimal set for a concise and inclusive definition: Life is self-reproduction with variations.
Key words: Consensus; Definientia; Evolution; Origin of life; Self-reproduction; Variations; Vocabulary.
This article can be cited as:
Edward N. Trifonov. Vocabulary of Definitions of Life Suggests a Definition. J. Biomol Struct Dyn 29(2) 259-266 (2011).
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