what is difference between extermination and extinction
From Middle French extermination, from Latin exterminatio
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
extermination (countable and uncountable, plural exterminations)
- The act of exterminating; total destruction or eradication
- the total extermination of a people
- extermination of error or vice
- extermination of weeds from a field
- (total destruction): excision
Borrowed from Latin exterminātiō. Synchronically analysable as exterminer + -ation.
- IPA(key): /ɛk.stɛʁ.mi.na.sjɔ̃/
extermination f (plural exterminations)
- camp d’extermination
- “extermination” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
From late Middle English, borrowed from Latin extinctio (“extinction, annihilation”), from extinguere, past participle extinctus (“to extinguish”); see extinguish.
- IPA(key): /ɪkˈstɪŋkʃən/
extinction (countable and uncountable, plural extinctions)
- The action of making or becoming extinct; annihilation.
- (astronomy) The absorption or scattering of electromagnetic radiation emitted by astronomical objects by intervening dust and gas before it reaches the observer.
- (pathology) The inability to perceive multiple stimuli simultaneously.
- (psychology) The fading of a conditioned response over time if it is not reinforced.
- extinction in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- extinction in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
Borrowed from Latin extinctiō, extinctiōnem.
- IPA(key): /ɛk.stɛ̃k.sjɔ̃/
extinction f (plural extinctions)
- “extinction” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).