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Definitions of extinction:
  • noun:   the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning
    Example: "The extinction of the lights"
  • noun:   a conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus
  • noun:   complete annihilation
    Example: "They think a meteor cause the extinction of the dinosaurs"
  • noun:   the reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation
  • noun:   no longer in existence
    Example: "The extinction of a species"
  • noun:   no longer active; extinguished
    Example: "The extinction of the volcano"

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