what is difference between extinct and extinction
Recorded since 1432; borrowed from Latin extinctus, the past participle of extinguere (“to put out, destroy, abolish, extinguish”), corresponding to ex- + stinguere (“to quench”)
- IPA(key): /ɪkˈstɪŋkt/, /ɛkˈstɪŋkt/
- Rhymes: -ɪŋkt
extinct (not comparable)
- (dated) Extinguished, no longer alight (of fire, candles etc.)
- Poor Edward’s cigarillo was already extinct.
- No longer used; obsolete, discontinued.
- The title became extinct when the last baron died.
- Luckily, such ideas about race are extinct in current sociological theory.
- Indeed the very fact that the English spelling system writes in there as two words but therein as one word might be taken as suggesting that only the former is a productive syntactic construction in Modern English, the latter being a now extinct construction which has left behind a few fossil remnants in the form of compound words such as thereby.
- (of a group of organisms, as a species) No longer in existence; having died out.
- (geology) No longer active.
- (no longer used): See also Thesaurus:obsolete
- (having died out): See also Thesaurus:inexistent
- (volcanology: no longer erupting): dead
- (no longer alight): burning
- (having died out): extant; See also Thesaurus:existent
- (volcanology: no longer erupting): active, dormant
- extinct at OneLook Dictionary Search
- extinct in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- extinct in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
extinct (third-person singular simple present extincts, present participle extincting, simple past and past participle extincted)
- (transitive, nonstandard) To make extinct; to extinguish or annihilate.
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).