Recombinant
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rē-kŏm'bə-nənt

Etymology : from recombine (v.), from re- "back, again" + combine (q.v.).
Function : noun, adjective

1. When an application is designed so that its functions or data can be discovered and used, we say that the application is 'highly recombinant'.Recombinant text is a collaborative medium of design and composition based on a mechanism of evolutionary genetics. In theory, it works much like a system of natural populations, or evolutionary algorithms; but instead of running automatically, the mechanism is human controlled, and directed toward the design of cultural artifacts.

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http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=recombinant&searchmode=none
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recombinant_text
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(maria eftychi, 27.11.2007)
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