Associations to the word «Extinction»


EXTINCTION, noun. The action of making or becoming extinct; annihilation.
EXTINCTION, noun. (astronomy) The absorption or scattering of electromagnetic radiation emitted by astronomical objects by intervening dust and gas before it reaches the observer.

Dictionary definition

EXTINCTION, noun. No longer active; extinguished; "the extinction of the volcano".
EXTINCTION, noun. No longer in existence; "the extinction of a species".
EXTINCTION, noun. The reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation.
EXTINCTION, noun. Complete annihilation; "they think a meteor cause the extinction of the dinosaurs".
EXTINCTION, noun. A conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus.
EXTINCTION, noun. The act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning; "the extinction of the lights".

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.