Dictionary Results for extinction


1. extinction - noun

· no longer active; extinguished; "the extinction of the volcano"

Hypernym(s): inaction, inactivity, inactiveness




2. extinction - noun

· no longer in existence; "the extinction of a species"

Synonym(s): defunctness

Hypernym(s): death




3. extinction - noun

· the reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation

Hypernym(s): natural_process, natural_action, action, activity




4. extinction - noun

· complete annihilation; "they think a meteor cause the extinction of the dinosaurs"

Synonym(s): extermination

Hypernym(s): annihilation, disintegration




5. extinction - noun

· a conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus

Synonym(s): experimental_extinction

Hypernym(s): conditioning




6. extinction - noun

· the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning; "the extinction of the lights"

Synonym(s): extinguishing, quenching

Hypernym(s): termination, ending, conclusion





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