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extinction meaning and definition

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Definition of extinction (noun)

  1. no longer active; extinguished
    • "the extinction of the volcano"
  2. no longer in existence
  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"
    • synonyms: extermination
  5. a conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus
  6. the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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