extinction


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no longer active

no longer in existence

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the reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation

complete annihilation

a conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus

the act of extinguishing

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I rather imagine that they are a very early life which is rapidly nearing extinction in Caspak, though wherever they are found, they constitute a menace to all forms of life.
It was in no danger of sudden extinction, however; for it gleamed not only in the little room, and on the panes of window-glass in the door, and on the curtain half drawn across them, but in the little shop beyond.
And when the latter was threatened with extinction, Daylight developed one of the shaded springs into his water-cress garden and declared war upon any invading cattail.
Either must he attain the treasure--for so ran the inexorable logic of the shadow-land of the unconscious--or else sink into the all- devouring sea, the blackness eater of the light that swallowed to extinction the sun each night .
Otherwise he would ooze down through the shadow-realm of the unconscious into the all- darkness of extinction.
This fundamental subject of Natural Selection will be treated at some length in the fourth chapter; and we shall then see how Natural Selection almost inevitably causes much Extinction of the less improved forms of life and induces what I have called Divergence of Character.
Julian -- Geology of Patagonia -- Fossil gigantic Animal -- Types of Organization constant -- Change in the Zoology of America -- Causes of Extinction.
This strikes me as a good illustration of how little we are able to judge from the ordinary habits of life, on what circumstances, occurring only at long intervals, the rarity or extinction of a species may be determined.
That I could, with the extinction of your miserable existence, restore those victims whom you have so diabolically murdered
A portion of the proceeds from the sales of these wines will go directly to the Hummingbird Society to fight the potential extinction of this beautiful bird.
ALTHOUGH SOME PROGRESS has been made to at least stabilize declining grizzly-bear populations in the Lower 48 states, the bears in two ecosystems remain in jeopardy of extinction.
Princeton University researchers found that massive, prolonged eruptions of the Deccan Traps in India gradually eliminated species and resulted in the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
Brantlinger's argument that "the most lethal aspect of extinction discourse has probably been its stress on the inevitability of that vanishing" (p.
New high-precision analysis of ancient lavas places this extinction just after the start of massive volcanic eruptions in what is now Siberia, researchers report online August 28 in Science Advances.
6 ( ANI ): The sizes of organisms following mass extinction events may vary more than previously believed, which may be inconsistent with the predictions of the so-called 'Lilliput effect.