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Extinction

Meanings and phrases

extinction

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n.
  1. no longer active; extinguished
  2. no longer in existence; defunctness
  3. the reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation
  4. complete annihilation; extermination
  5. a conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus; experimental extinction
  6. the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning; extinguishing; quenching

angle of extinction

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n.
  1. the angle from its axis that a crystal must be rotated before appearing maximally dark when viewed in polarized light; extinction angle

experimental extinction

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n.
  1. a conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus; extinction

extinction angle

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n.
  1. the angle from its axis that a crystal must be rotated before appearing maximally dark when viewed in polarized light; angle of extinction

extinction event

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E.g.
  • The Holocene extinction event is currently under way.
  • This may have cooled the climate and led to a massive extinction event.
  • This is the most extreme instance of a climate-caused extinction event.

mass extinction

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E.g.
  • The impact of mass extinction events varied widely.
  • Three theories have been advanced to explain the mass extinction.
  • This mass extinction is known as the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event.

risk of extinction

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E.g.
  • These fish are all vulnerable or at the risk of extinction.
  • The species faces a high risk of extinction in the near future.
  • The event may put a species at risk of extinction or upset an ecosystem.

threatened with extinction

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E.g.
  • Some species are threatened with extinction.
  • The species are not necessarily threatened with extinction globally.
  • Many species in tribe Borasseae are threatened with extinction (36% of total recognized species):

danger of extinction

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E.g.
  • It is centered on the conservation of the red macaw, which is in danger of extinction.
  • Hadzane is an entirely oral language, but it is not predicted to be in danger of extinction.
  • However, this species overall is not in danger of extinction, despite this use of pesticides.

near extinction

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E.g.
  • The Halkomelem language is near extinction.
  • Neretva also has many other endemic and fragile animals that are near extinction.
  • However, they were hunted to near extinction, leaving fewer than 100 individuals by the 1930s.

brink of extinction

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E.g.
  • On the Brink captures videos of rare animals that are on the brink of extinction.
  • In mid-March he was determined to bring Unionism back from the brink of extinction in Ireland.
  • Most hunted whales are now threatened, with some great whale populations exploited to the brink of extinction.
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