Meaning of EXTINCTION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ik-ˈstiŋ(k)-shən ]


Date: 15th century

1. : the act of making extinct or causing to be extinguished

2. : the condition or fact of being extinct or extinguished ; also : the process of becoming extinct

extinction of a species

3. : the process of eliminating or reducing a conditioned response by not reinforcing it

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.