excitation vs excitement what difference

what is difference between excitation and excitement

English

Etymology

From Old French excitation, from Latin excitatio.
Morphologically excite +‎ -ation

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɛksaɪˈteɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

excitation (countable and uncountable, plural excitations)

  1. The act of exciting or putting in motion; the act of rousing up or awakening.
  2. The act of producing excitement (stimulation); also, the excitement produced.
  3. (physiology) The activity produced in an organ, tissue, or part, such as a nerve cell, as a result of stimulation
  4. (physics) A transition of a nucleus, atom or molecule to an excited state by the absorption of a quantum of energy; the opposite of relaxation

Derived terms

  • excitation energy
  • excitation function

Translations

Anagrams

  • intoxicate

French

Pronunciation

Noun

excitation f (plural excitations)

  1. excitement

Further reading

  • “excitation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Etymology

excite +‎ -ment

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ĭk-sītʹmənt, IPA(key): /ɪkˈsaɪtmənt/

Noun

excitement (countable and uncountable, plural excitements)

  1. (uncountable) the state of being excited (emotionally aroused).
    • E.A. Poe, The unparalleled adventure of one Hans Pfaal:
      By late accounts from Rotterdam, that city seems to be in a high state of philosophical excitement.
  2. (countable) something that excites.

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