Associations to the word «Excitation»


EXCITATION, noun. The act of exciting or putting in motion; the act of rousing up or awakening.
EXCITATION, noun. The act of producing excitement (stimulation); also, the excitement produced.
EXCITATION, noun. (physiology) The activity produced in an organ, tissue, or part, such as a nerve cell, as a result of stimulation
EXCITATION, noun. (physics) The change in state as an excited state is formed by the absorption of a quantum of energy
EXCITATION ENERGY, noun. (physics) The energy needed to change something from the ground state to any particular excited state
EXCITATION FUNCTION, noun. (physics) The relationship between the energy of an electron and its ability to excite an atom to a particular excited state
EXCITATION FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of excitation function

Dictionary definition

EXCITATION, noun. The state of being emotionally aroused and worked up; "his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled"; "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation".
EXCITATION, noun. The neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland.
EXCITATION, noun. Something that agitates and arouses; "he looked forward to the excitements of the day".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope