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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extinction  \Ex*tinc"tion\,  n.  [L.  extinctio,  exstinction:  cf  F. 
  extinction.] 
  1.  The  act  of  extinguishing  or  making  extinct;  a  putting  an 
  end  to  the  act  of  putting  out  or  destroying  light,  fire, 
  life,  activity,  influence,  etc 
 
  2.  State  of  being  extinguished  or  of  ceasing  to  be 
  destruction;  suppression;  as  the  extinction  of  life,  of  a 
  family,  of  a  quarrel,  of  claim. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  extinction 
  n  1:  no  longer  active;  extinguished;  "the  extinction  of  the 
  volcano" 
  2:  no  longer  in  existence;  "the  extinction  of  a  species"  [syn: 
  {defunctness}] 
  3:  the  reduction  of  the  intensity  of  radiation  as  a  consequence 
  of  absorption  and  radiation 
  4:  complete  annihilation;  "they  think  a  meteor  cause  the 
  extinction  of  the  dinosaurs"  [syn:  {extermination}] 
  5:  a  learning  process  in  which  the  reinforcer  is  removed  and  a 
  conditioned  response  becomes  independent  of  the 
  conditioned  stimulus  [syn:  {experimental  extinction}] 
  6:  the  act  of  extinguishing;  causing  to  stop  burning;  "the 
  extinction  of  the  lights"  [syn:  {extinguishing},  {quenching}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  EXTINCTION,  n.  The  raw  material  out  of  which  theology  created  the 
  future  state. 
 
 
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