extinction vs extinguishing what difference

what is difference between extinction and extinguishing

English

Etymology

From late Middle English, borrowed from Latin extinctio (extinction, annihilation), from extinguere, past participle extinctus (to extinguish); see extinguish.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈstɪŋkʃən/

Noun

extinction (countable and uncountable, plural extinctions)

  1. The action of making or becoming extinct; annihilation.
  2. (astronomy) The absorption or scattering of electromagnetic radiation emitted by astronomical objects by intervening dust and gas before it reaches the observer.
  3. (pathology) The inability to perceive multiple stimuli simultaneously.
  4. (psychology) The fading of a conditioned response over time if it is not reinforced.

Related terms

  • extinctionism
  • extinctionist
  • extinct
  • extinguish
  • hemiextinction

Translations

References

  • extinction in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • extinction in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • ctenitoxin

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin extinctiō, extinctiōnem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛk.stɛ̃k.sjɔ̃/

Noun

extinction f (plural extinctions)

  1. extinction

Related terms

  • éteint

Further reading

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


English

Verb

extinguishing

  1. present participle of extinguish

Noun

extinguishing (plural extinguishings)

  1. The process by which something is extinguished.

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