Vocabulary of Definitions of Life Suggests a Definition

@article{Trifonov2011VocabularyOD,
  title={Vocabulary of Definitions of Life Suggests a Definition},
  author={Edward N. Trifonov},
  journal={Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics},
  year={2011},
  volume={29},
  pages={259 - 266}
}
  • E. Trifonov
  • Published 1 October 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics
Abstract 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. 

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