9 letter words ending in ion
Abduction (n.) The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away.
Abduction (n.) The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle
Abduction (n.) The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being; as, the abduction of a child, the abduction of an heiress.
Abduction (n.) A syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable.
Abjection (n.) The act of bringing down or humbling.
Abjection (n.) The state of being rejected or cast out.
Abjection (n.) A low or downcast state; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation.
Abolition (n.) The act of abolishing, or the state of being abolished; an annulling; abrogation; utter destruction; as, the abolition of slavery or the slave trade; the abolition of laws, decrees, ordinances, customs, taxes, debts, etc.
Abreption (n.) A snatching away.
Abruption (n.) A sudden breaking off; a violent separation of bodies.
Abscision (n.) See Abscission.
Accension (n.) The act of kindling or the state of being kindled; ignition.
Acception (n.) Acceptation; the received meaning.
Accession (n.) A coming to; the act of acceding and becoming joined; as, a king's accession to a confederacy.
Accession (n.) Increase by something added; that which is added; augmentation from without; as, an accession of wealth or territory.
Accession (n.) The act by which one power becomes party to engagements already in force between other powers.
Accession (n.) The act of coming to or reaching a throne, an office, or dignity; as, the accession of the house of Stuart; -- applied especially to the epoch of a new dynasty.
Accession (n.) The invasion, approach, or commencement of a disease; a fit or paroxysm.
Accordion (n.) A small, portable, keyed wind instrument, whose tones are generated by play of the wind upon free metallic reeds.
Accretion (n.) The act of increasing by natural growth; esp. the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth.
Accretion (n.) The act of increasing, or the matter added, by an accession of parts externally; an extraneous addition; as, an accretion of earth.
Accretion (n.) Concretion; coherence of separate particles; as, the accretion of particles so as to form a solid mass.
Accretion (n.) A growing together of parts naturally separate, as of the fingers toes.
Accretion (n.) The adhering of property to something else, by which the owner of one thing becomes possessed of a right to another; generally, gain of land by the washing up of sand or sail from the sea or a river, or by a gradual recession of the water from the usual watermark.
Accretion (n.) Gain to an heir or legatee, failure of a coheir to the same succession, or a co-legatee of the same thing, to take his share.
Actuation (n.) A bringing into action; movement.
Addiction (n.) The state of being addicted; devotion; inclination.
Adduction (n.) The act of adducing or bringing forward.
Adduction (n.) The action by which the parts of the body are drawn towards its axis]; -- opposed to abduction.
Ademption (n.) The revocation or taking away of a grant donation, legacy, or the like.
Adfluxion (n.) See Affluxion.
Adjection (n.) The act or mode of adding; also, the thing added.
Admission (n.) The act or practice of admitting.
Admission (n.) Power or permission to enter; admittance; entrance; access; power to approach.
Admission (n.) The granting of an argument or position not fully proved; the act of acknowledging something /serted; acknowledgment; concession.
Admission (n.) Acquiescence or concurrence in a statement made by another, and distinguishable from a confession in that an admission presupposes prior inquiry by another, but a confession may be made without such inquiry.
Admission (n.) A fact, point, or statement admitted; as, admission made out of court are received in evidence.
Admission (n.) Declaration of the bishop that he approves of the presentee as a fit person to serve the cure of the church to which he is presented.
Admixtion (n.) A mingling of different things; admixture.
Adoration (n.) The act of playing honor to a divine being; the worship paid to God; the act of addressing as a god.
Adoration (n.) Homage paid to one in high esteem; profound veneration; intense regard and love; fervent devotion.
Adoration (n.) A method of electing a pope by the expression of homage from two thirds of the conclave.
Adulation (n.) Servile flattery; praise in excess, or beyond what is merited.
Adunation (n.) A uniting; union.
Adversion (n.) A turning towards; attention.
Affection (n.) The act of affecting or acting upon; the state of being affected.
Affection (n.) An attribute; a quality or property; a condition; a bodily state; as, figure, weight, etc. , are affections of bodies.
Affection (n.) Bent of mind; a feeling or natural impulse or natural impulse acting upon and swaying the mind; any emotion; as, the benevolent affections, esteem, gratitude, etc.; the malevolent affections, hatred, envy, etc.; inclination; disposition; propensity; tendency.
Affection (n.) A settled good will; kind feeling; love; zealous or tender attachment; -- often in the pl. Formerly followed by to, but now more generally by for or towards; as, filial, social, or conjugal affections; to have an affection for or towards children.
Affection (n.) Prejudice; bias.
Affection (n.) Disease; morbid symptom; malady; as, a pulmonary affection.
Affection (n.) The lively representation of any emotion.
Affection (n.) Affectation.
Affection (n.) Passion; violent emotion.
Afflation (n.) A blowing or breathing on; inspiration.
Affluxion (n.) The act of flowing towards; afflux.
Agitation (n.) The act of agitating, or the state of being agitated; the state of being moved with violence, or with irregular action; commotion; as, the sea after a storm is in agitation.
Agitation (n.) A stirring up or arousing; disturbance of tranquillity; disturbance of mind which shows itself by physical excitement; perturbation; as, to cause any one agitation.
Agitation (n.) Excitement of public feeling by discussion, appeals, etc.; as, the antislavery agitation; labor agitation.
Agitation (n.) Examination or consideration of a subject in controversy, or of a plan proposed for adoption; earnest discussion; debate.
Alutation (n.) The tanning or dressing of leather.
Ambustion (n.) A burn or scald.
Amolition (n.) Removal; a putting away.
Animation (n.) The act of animating, or giving life or spirit; the state of being animate or alive.
Animation (n.) The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and vigor; vivacity; spiritedness; as, he recited the story with great animation.
Anthelion (n.) A halo opposite the sun, consisting of a colored ring or rings around the shadow of the spectator's own head, as projected on a cloud or on an opposite fog bank.
Anthemion () A floral ornament. See Palmette
Appension (n.) The act of appending.
Apportion (v. t.) To divide and assign in just proportion; to divide and distribute proportionally; to portion out; to allot; as, to apportion undivided rights; to apportion time among various employments.
Appulsion (n.) A driving or striking against; an appulse.
Arctation (n.) Constriction or contraction of some natural passage, as in constipation from inflammation.
Arcuation (n.) The act of bending or curving; incurvation; the state of being bent; crookedness.
Arcuation (n.) A mode of propagating trees by bending branches to the ground, and covering the small shoots with earth; layering.
Arenation (n.) A sand bath; application of hot sand to the body.
Arreption (n.) The act of taking away.
Art union () An association for promoting art (esp. the arts of design), and giving encouragement to artists.
Ascension (n.) The act of ascending; a rising; ascent.
Ascension (n.) Specifically: The visible ascent of our Savior on the fortieth day after his resurrection. (Acts i. 9.) Also, Ascension Day.
Ascension (n.) An ascending or arising, as in distillation; also that which arises, as from distillation.
Aspection (n.) The act of viewing; a look.
Aspersion (n.) A sprinkling, as with water or dust, in a literal sense.
Aspersion (n.) The spreading of calumniations reports or charges which tarnish reputation, like the bespattering of a body with foul water; calumny.
Assastion (n.) Roasting.
Assertion (n.) The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced.
Assertion (n.) Maintenance; vindication; as, the assertion of one's rights or prerogatives.
Assession (n.) A sitting beside or near.
Attention (n.) The act or state of attending or heeding; the application of the mind to any object of sense, representation, or thought; notice; exclusive or special consideration; earnest consideration, thought, or regard; obedient or affectionate heed; the supposed power or faculty of attending.
Attention (n.) An act of civility or courtesy; care for the comfort and pleasure of others; as, attentions paid to a stranger.
Attrition (n.) The act of rubbing together; friction; the act of wearing by friction, or by rubbing substances together; abrasion.
Attrition (n.) The state of being worn.
Attrition (n.) Grief for sin arising only from fear of punishment or feelings of shame. See Contrition.
Avocation (n.) A calling away; a diversion.
Avocation (n.) That which calls one away from one's regular employment or vocation.
Avocation (n.) Pursuits; duties; affairs which occupy one's time; usual employment; vocation.
Avolation (n.) The act of flying; flight; evaporation.
Bannition (n.) The act of expulsion.
Battalion (n.) A body of troops; esp. a body of troops or an army in battle array.
Battalion (n.) A regiment, or two or more companies of a regiment, esp. when assembled for drill or battle.
Battalion (v. t.) To form into battalions.
Bilection (n.) That portion of a group of moldings which projects beyond the general surface of a panel; a bolection.
Biliation (n.) The production and excretion of bile.
Bisection (n.) Division into two parts, esp. two equal parts.
Bolection (n.) A projecting molding round a panel. Same as Bilection.
Bullition (v. i.) The action of boiling; boiling. [Obs.] See Ebullition.
Cantation (n.) A singing.
Captation (n.) A courting of favor or applause, by flattery or address; a captivating quality; an attraction.
Carnation (n.) The natural color of flesh; rosy pink.
Carnation (n.) Those parts of a picture in which the human body or any part of it is represented in full color; the flesh tints.
Carnation (n.) A species of Dianthus (D. Caryophyllus) or pink, having very beautiful flowers of various colors, esp. white and usually a rich, spicy scent.
Caseation (n.) A degeneration of animal tissue into a cheesy or curdy mass.
Cassation (n.) The act of annulling.
Causation (n.) The act of causing; also the act or agency by which an effect is produced.
Centurion (n.) A military officer who commanded a minor division of the Roman army; a captain of a century.
Cessation (n.) A ceasing or discontinuance, as of action, whether temporary or final; a stop; as, a cessation of the war.
Chalazion (n.) A small circumscribed tumor of the eyelid caused by retention of secretion, and by inflammation of the Melbomian glands.
Clamation (n.) The act of crying out.
Coalition (n.) The act of coalescing; union into a body or mass, as of separate bodies or parts; as, a coalition of atoms.
Coalition (n.) A combination, for temporary purposes, of persons, parties, or states, having different interests.
Coaxation (n.) The act of croaking.
Coemption (n.) The act of buying the whole quantity of any commodity.
Cognation (n.) Relationship by blood; descent from the same original; kindred.
Cognation (n.) Participation of the same nature.
Cognation (n.) That tie of consanguinity which exists between persons descended from the same mother; -- used in distinction from agnation.
Cognition (v. t.) The act of knowing; knowledge; perception.
Cognition (v. t.) That which is known.
Collation (v. t.) The act of collating or comparing; a comparison of one copy er thing (as of a book, or manuscript) with another of a like kind; comparison, in general.
Collation (v. t.) The gathering and examination of sheets preparatory to binding.
Collation (v. t.) The act of conferring or bestowing.
Collation (v. t.) A conference.
Collation (v. t.) The presentation of a clergyman to a benefice by a bishop, who has it in his own gift.
Collation (v. t.) The act of comparing the copy of any paper with its original to ascertain its conformity.
Collation (v. t.) The report of the act made by the proper officers.
Collation (v. t.) The right which an heir has of throwing the whole heritable and movable estates of the deceased into one mass, and sharing it equally with others who are of the same degree of kindred.
Collation (v. t.) A collection of the Lives of the Fathers or other devout work read daily in monasteries.
Collation (v. t.) A light repast or luncheon; as, a cold collation; -- first applied to the refreshment on fast days that accompanied the reading of the collation in monasteries.
Collation (v. i.) To partake of a collation.
Collision (n.) The act of striking together; a striking together, as of two hard bodies; a violent meeting, as of railroad trains; a clashing.
Collision (n.) A state of opposition; antagonism; interference.
Collodion (n.) A solution of pyroxylin (soluble gun cotton) in ether containing a varying proportion of alcohol. It is strongly adhesive, and is used by surgeons as a coating for wounds; but its chief application is as a vehicle for the sensitive film in photography.
Collusion (n.) A secret agreement and cooperation for a fraudulent or deceitful purpose; a playing into each other's hands; deceit; fraud; cunning.
Collusion (n.) An agreement between two or more persons to defraud a person of his rights, by the forms of law, or to obtain an object forbidden by law.
Commixion (n.) Commixture.
Commotion (n.) Disturbed or violent motion; agitation.
Commotion (n.) A popular tumult; public disturbance; riot.
Commotion (n.) Agitation, perturbation, or disorder, of mind; heat; excitement.
Communion (n.) The act of sharing; community; participation.
Communion (n.) Intercourse between two or more persons; esp., intimate association and intercourse implying sympathy and confidence; interchange of thoughts, purposes, etc.; agreement; fellowship; as, the communion of saints.
Communion (n.) A body of Christians having one common faith and discip
Communion (n.) The sacrament of the eucharist; the celebration of the Lord's supper; the act of partaking of the sacrament; as, to go to communion; to partake of the communion.
Companion (n.) One who accompanies or is in company with another for a longer or shorter period, either from choice or casually; one who is much in the company of, or is associated with, another or others; an associate; a comrade; a consort; a partner.
Companion (n.) A knight of the lowest rank in certain orders; as, a companion of the Bath.
Companion (n.) A fellow; -- in contempt.
Companion (n.) A skylight on an upper deck with frames and sashes of various shapes, to admit light to a cabin or lower deck.
Companion (n.) A wooden hood or penthouse covering the companion way; a companion hatch.
Companion (v. t.) To be a companion to; to attend on; to accompany.
Companion (v. t.) To qualify as a companion; to make equal.
Concision (n.) A cutting off; a division; a schism; a faction.
Condition (n.) Mode or state of being; state or situation with regard to external circumstances or influences, or to physical or mental integrity, health, strength, etc.; predicament; rank; position, estate.
Condition (n.) Essential quality; property; attribute.
Condition (n.) Temperament; disposition; character.
Condition (n.) That which must exist as the occasion or concomitant of something else; that which is requisite in order that something else should take effect; an essential qualification; stipulation; terms specified.
Condition (v. i.) To make terms; to stipulate.
Condition (v. i.) To impose upon an object those relations or conditions without which knowledge and thought are alleged to be impossible.
Condition (n.) To invest with, or limit by, conditions; to burden or qualify by a condition; to impose or be imposed as the condition of.
Condition (n.) To contract; to stipulate; to agree.
Condition (n.) To put under conditions; to require to pass a new examination or to make up a specified study, as a condition of remaining in one's class or in college; as, to condition a student who has failed in some branch of study.
Condition (n.) To test or assay, as silk (to ascertain the proportion of moisture it contains).
Condition (n.) train; acclimate.
Confusion (n.) The state of being mixed or blended so as to produce indistinctness or error; indistinct combination; disorder; tumult.
Confusion (n.) The state of being abashed or disconcerted; loss self-possession; perturbation; shame.
Confusion (n.) Overthrow; defeat; ruin.
Confusion (n.) One who confuses; a confounder.
Connation (n.) Connection by birth; natural union.
Connexion (n.) Connection. See Connection.
Contagion (n.) The transmission of a disease from one person to another, by direct or indirect contact.
Contagion (n.) That which serves as a medium or agency to transmit disease; a virus produced by, or exhalation proceeding from, a diseased person, and capable of reproducing the disease.
Contagion (n.) The act or means of communicating any influence to the mind or heart; as, the contagion of enthusiasm.
Contagion (n.) Venom; poison.
Contusion (n.) The act or process of beating, bruising, or pounding; the state of being beaten or bruised.
Contusion (n.) A bruise; an injury attended with more or less disorganization of the subcutaneous tissue and effusion of blood beneath the skin, but without apparent wound.
Coportion (n.) Equal share.
Corrasion (n.) The erosion of the bed of a stream by running water, principally by attrition of the detritus carried along by the stream, but also by the solvent action of the water.
Corrosion (n.) The action or effect of corrosive agents, or the process of corrosive change; as, the rusting of iron is a variety of corrosion.
Cotillion (n.) A brisk dance, performed by eight persons; a quadrille.
Cotillion (n.) A tune which regulates the dance.
Cotillion (n.) A kind of woolen material for women's skirts.
Cotillion (n.) A formal ball.
Cremation (n.) A burning; esp., the act or practice of cremating the dead.
Crenation (n.) A rounded tooth on the edge of a leaf.
Crenation (n.) The condition of being crenate.
Criterion (n.) A standard of judging; any approved or established rule or test, by which facts, principles opinions, and conduct are tried in forming a correct judgment respecting them.
Curtation (n.) The interval by which the curtate distance of a planet is less than the true distance.
Curvation (n.) The act of bending or crooking.
Damnation (n.) The state of being damned; condemnation; openly expressed disapprobation.
Damnation (n.) Condemnation to everlasting punishment in the future state, or the punishment itself.
Damnation (n.) A sin deserving of everlasting punishment.
Dandelion (n.) A well-known plant of the genus Taraxacum (T. officinale, formerly called T. Dens-leonis and Leontodos Taraxacum) bearing large, yellow, compound flowers, and deeply notched leaves.
Deception (n.) The act of deceiving or misleading.
Deception (n.) The state of being deceived or misled.
Deception (n.) That which deceives or is intended to deceive; false representation; artifice; cheat; fraud.
Decession (n.) Departure; decrease; -- opposed to accesion.
Decillion (n.) According to the English notation, a million involved to the tenth power, or a unit with sixty ciphers annexed; according to the French and American notation, a thousand involved to the eleventh power, or a unit with thirty-three ciphers annexed. [See the Note under Numeration.]
Decoction (n.) The act or process of boiling anything in a watery fluid to extract its virtues.
Decoction (n.) An extract got from a body by boiling it in water.
Decretion (n.) A decrease.
Decursion (n.) A flowing; also, a hostile incursion.
Deduction (n.) Act or process of deducing or inferring.
Deduction (n.) Act of deducting or taking away; subtraction; as, the deduction of the subtrahend from the minuend.
Deduction (n.) That which is deduced or drawn from premises by a process of reasoning; an inference; a conclusion.
Deduction (n.) That which is deducted; the part taken away; abatement; as, a deduction from the yearly rent.
Defection (n.) Act of abandoning a person or cause to which one is bound by allegiance or duty, or to which one has attached himself; desertion; failure in duty; a falling away; apostasy; backsliding.
Deflexion (n.) See Deflection.
Defluxion (n.) A discharge or flowing of humors or fluid matter, as from the nose in catarrh; -- sometimes used synonymously with inflammation.
Dejection (n.) A casting down; depression.
Dejection (n.) The act of humbling or abasing one's self.
Dejection (n.) Lowness of spirits occasioned by grief or misfortune; mental depression; melancholy.
Dejection (n.) A low condition; weakness; inability.
Dejection (n.) The discharge of excrement.
Dejection (n.) Faeces; excrement.
Delapsion (n.) A falling down, or out of place; prolapsion.
Demersion (n.) The act of plunging into a fluid; a drowning.
Demersion (n.) The state of being overwhelmed in water, or as if in water.
Demission (n.) The act of demitting, or the state of being demitted; a letting down; a lowering; dejection.
Demission (n.) Resignation of an office.
Demulsion (n.) The act of soothing; that which soothes.
Dentation (n.) Formation of teeth; toothed form.
Dentition (n.) The development and cutting of teeth; teething.
Dentition (n.) The system of teeth peculiar to an animal.
Depiction (n.) A painting or depicting; a representation.
Depletion (n.) The act of depleting or emptying.
Depletion (n.) the act or process of diminishing the quantity of fluid in the vessels by bloodletting or otherwise; also excessive evacuation, as in severe diarrhea.
Depulsion (n.) A driving or thrusting away.
Desertion (n.) The act of deserting or forsaking; abandonment of a service, a cause, a party, a friend, or any post of duty; the quitting of one's duties willfully and without right; esp., an absconding from military or naval service.
Desertion (n.) The state of being forsaken; desolation; as, the king in his desertion.
Desertion (n.) Abandonment by God; spiritual despondency.
Detection (n.) The act of detecting; the laying open what was concealed or hidden; discovery; as, the detection of a thief; the detection of fraud, forgery, or a plot.
Detention (n.) The act of detaining or keeping back; a withholding.
Detention (n.) The state of being detained (stopped or hindered); delay from necessity.
Detention (n.) Confinement; restraint; custody.
Detersion (n.) The act of deterging or cleansing, as a sore.
Detorsion (n.) Same as Detortion.
Detortion (n.) The act of detorting, or the state of being detorted; a twisting or warping.
Detrition (n.) A wearing off or away.
Detrusion (n.) The act of thrusting or driving down or outward; outward thrust.
Deviation (n.) The act of deviating; a wandering from the way; variation from the common way, from an established rule, etc.; departure, as from the right course or the path of duty.
Deviation (n.) The state or result of having deviated; a transgression; an act of sin; an error; an offense.
Deviation (n.) The voluntary and unnecessary departure of a ship from, or delay in, the regular and usual course of the specific voyage insured, thus releasing the underwriters from their responsibility.
Dictation (n.) The act of dictating; the act or practice of prescribing; also that which is dictated.
Dictation (n.) The speaking to, or the giving orders to, in an overbearing manner; authoritative utterance; as, his habit, even with friends, was that of dictation.
Diduction (n.) The act of drawing apart; separation.
Diffusion (n.) The act of diffusing, or the state of being diffused; a spreading; extension; dissemination; circulation; dispersion.
Diffusion (n.) The act of passing by osmosis through animal membranes, as in the distribution of poisons, gases, etc., through the body. Unlike absorption, diffusion may go on after death, that is, after the blood ceases to circulate.
Digestion (n.) The act or process of digesting; reduction to order; classification; thoughtful consideration.
Digestion (n.) The conversion of food, in the stomach and intestines, into soluble and diffusible products, capable of being absorbed by the blood.
Digestion (n.) Generation of pus; suppuration.
Dignation (n.) The act of thinking worthy; honor.
Dignotion (n.) Distinguishing mark; diagnostic.
Dilection (n.) Love; choice.
Dimension (n.) Extent; reach; scope; importance; as, a project of large dimensions.
Dimension (n.) The degree of manifoldness of a quantity; as, time is quantity having one dimension; volume has three dimensions, relative to extension.
Dimension (n.) A literal factor, as numbered in characterizing a term. The term dimensions forms with the cardinal numbers a phrase equivalent to degree with the ordinal; thus, a2b2c is a term of five dimensions, or of the fifth degree.
Dimension (n.) The manifoldness with which the fundamental units of time, length, and mass are involved in determining the units of other physical quantities.
Dimission (n.) Leave to depart; a dismissing.
Direction (n.) The act of directing, of aiming, regulating, guiding, or ordering; guidance; management; superintendence; administration; as, the direction o/ public affairs or of a bank.
Direction (n.) That which is imposed by directing; a guiding or authoritative instruction; prescription; order; command; as, he grave directions to the servants.
Direction (n.) The name and residence of a person to whom any thing is sent, written upon the thing sent; superscription; address; as, the direction of a letter.
Direction (n.) The
Direction (n.) The body of managers of a corporation or enterprise; board of directors.
Direction (n.) The pointing of a piece with reference to an imaginary vertical axis; -- distinguished from elevation. The direction is given when the plane of sight passes through the object.
Direption (n.) The act of plundering, despoiling, or snatching away.
Diruption (a.) Disruption.
Diversion (n.) The act of turning aside from any course, occupation, or object; as, the diversion of a stream from its channel; diversion of the mind from business.
Diversion (n.) That which diverts; that which turns or draws the mind from care or study, and thus relaxes and amuses; sport; play; pastime; as, the diversions of youth.
Diversion (n.) The act of drawing the attention and force of an enemy from the point where the principal attack is to be made; the attack, alarm, or feint which diverts.
Ectropion (n.) An unnatural eversion of the eyelids.
Effection (n.) Creation; a doing.
Efflation (n.) The act of filling with wind; a breathing or puffing out; a puff, as of wind.
Effluxion (n.) The act of flowing out; effusion.
Effluxion (n.) That which flows out; effluvium; emanation.
Effossion (n.) A digging out or up.
Egression (n.) The act of going; egress.
Ejulation (n.) A wailing; lamentation.
Elevation (n.) The act of raising from a lower place, condition, or quality to a higher; -- said of material things, persons, the mind, the voice, etc.; as, the elevation of grain; elevation to a throne; elevation of mind, thoughts, or character.
Elevation (n.) Condition of being elevated; height; exaltation.
Elevation (n.) That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill.
Elevation (n.) The distance of a celestial object above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon; altitude; as, the elevation of the pole, or of a star.
Elevation (n.) The angle which the style makes with the substylar
Elevation (n.) The movement of the axis of a piece in a vertical plane; also, the angle of elevation, that is, the angle between the axis of the piece and the
Elevation (n.) A geometrical projection of a building, or other object, on a plane perpendicular to the horizon; orthographic projection on a vertical plane; -- called by the ancients the orthography.
Elixation (n.) A seething; digestion.
Elocation (n.) A removal from the usual place of residence.
Elocation (n.) Departure from the usual state; an ecstasy.
Elocution (n.) Utterance by speech.
Elocution (n.) Oratorical or expressive delivery, including the graces of intonation, gesture, etc.; style or manner of speaking or reading in public; as, clear, impressive elocution.
Elocution (n.) Suitable and impressive writing or style; eloquent diction.
Eluxation (n.) Dislocation; luxation.
Emanation (n.) The act of flowing or proceeding from a fountain head or origin.
Emanation (n.) That which issues, flows, or proceeds from any object as a source; efflux; an effluence; as, perfume is an emanation from a flower.
Emication (n.) A flying off in small particles, as heated iron or fermenting liquors; a sparkling; scintillation.
Empassion (v. t.) To move with passion; to affect strongly. See Impassion.
Emulation (n.) The endeavor to equal or to excel another in qualities or actions; an assiduous striving to equal or excel another; rivalry.
Emulation (n.) Jea/ous rivalry; envy; envious contention.
Enatation (n.) A swimming out.
Enodation (n.) The act or operation of clearing of knots, or of untying; hence, also, the solution of a difficulty.
Entropion (n.) Same as Entropium.
Epinicion (n.) A song of triumph.
Epotation (n.) A drinking up; a quaffing.
Epulation (n.) A feasting or feast; banquet.
Epuration (n.) Purification.
Eretation (n.) A creeping forth.
Erogation (n.) The act of giving out or bestowing.
Erudition (n.) The act of instructing; the result of thorough instruction; the state of being erudite or learned; the acquisitions gained by extensive reading or study; particularly, learning in literature or criticism, as distinct from the sciences; scholarship.
Estuation (n.) The act of estuating; commotion, as of a fluid; agitation.
Evagation (n.) A wandering about; excursion; a roving.
Eviration (n.) Castration.
Evitation (n.) A shunning; avoidance.
Evocation (n.) The act of calling out or forth.
Evolation (n.) A flying out or up.
Evolution (n.) The act of unfolding or unrolling; hence, in the process of growth; development; as, the evolution of a flower from a bud, or an animal from the egg.
Evolution (n.) A series of things unrolled or unfolded.
Evolution (n.) The formation of an involute by unwrapping a thread from a curve as an evolute.
Evolution (n.) The extraction of roots; -- the reverse of involution.
Evolution (n.) A prescribed movement of a body of troops, or a vessel or fleet; any movement designed to effect a new arrangement or disposition; a maneuver.
Evolution (n.) A general name for the history of the steps by which any living organism has acquired the morphological and physiological characters which distinguish it; a gradual unfolding of successive phases of growth or development.
Evolution (n.) That theory of generation which supposes the germ to preexist in the parent, and its parts to be developed, but not actually formed, by the procreative act; -- opposed to epigenesis.
Evomition (n.) The act of vomiting.
Exaration (n.) Act of plowing; also, act of writing.
Excambion (n.) Alt. of Excambium
Exception (n.) The act of excepting or excluding; exclusion; restriction by taking out something which would otherwise be included, as in a class, statement, rule.
Exception (n.) That which is excepted or taken out from others; a person, thing, or case, specified as distinct, or not included; as, almost every general rule has its exceptions.
Exception (n.) An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; -- usually followed by to or against.
Exclusion (n.) The act of excluding, or of shutting out, whether by thrusting out or by preventing admission; a debarring; rejection; prohibition; the state of being excluded.
Exclusion (n.) The act of expelling or ejecting a fetus or an egg from the womb.
Exclusion (n.) Thing emitted.
Excoction () The act of excocting or boiling out.
Excretion (n.) The act of excreting.
Excretion (n.) That which is excreted; excrement.
Excursion () A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally.
Excursion () A journey chiefly for recreation; a pleasure trip; a brief tour; as, an excursion into the country.
Excursion () A wandering from a subject; digression.
Excursion () Length of stroke, as of a piston; stroke. [An awkward use of the word.]
Excussion (n.) The act of excusing; seizure by law.
Execution (n.) The act of executing; a carrying into effect or to completion; performance; achievement; consummation; as, the execution of a plan, a work, etc.
Execution (n.) A putting to death as a legal penalty; death lawfully inflicted; as, the execution of a murderer.
Execution (n.) The act of the mode of performing a work of art, of performing on an instrument, of engraving, etc.; as, the execution of a statue, painting, or piece of music.
Execution (n.) The carrying into effect the judgment given in a court of law.
Execution (n.) A judicial writ by which an officer is empowered to carry a judgment into effect; final process.
Execution (n.) The act of signing, and delivering a legal instrument, or giving it the forms required to render it valid; as, the execution of a deed, or a will.
Execution (n.) That which is executed or accomplished; effect; effective work; -- usually with do.
Execution (n.) The act of sacking a town.
Exemption (n.) The act of exempting; the state of being exempt; freedom from any charge, burden, evil, etc., to which others are subject; immunity; privilege; as, exemption of certain articles from seizure; exemption from military service; exemption from anxiety, suffering, etc.
Exilition (n.) A sudden springing or leaping out.
Exolution (n.) See Exsolution.
Exoration (n.) Entreaty.
Expansion (n.) The act of expanding or spreading out; the condition of being expanded; dilation; enlargement.
Expansion (n.) That which is expanded; expanse; extend surface; as, the expansion of a sheet or of a lake; the expansion was formed of metal.
Expansion (n.) Space through which anything is expanded; also, pure space.
Expansion (n.) Enlargement or extension of business transactions; esp., increase of the circulation of bank notes.
Expansion (n.) The developed result of an indicated operation; as, the expansion of (a + b)2 is a2 + 2ab + b2.
Expansion (n.) The operation of steam in a cylinder after its communication with the boiler has been cut off, by which it continues to exert pressure upon the moving piston.
Expansion (n.) The enlargement of the ship mathematically from a model or drawing to the full or building size, in the process of construction.
Expiation (n.) The act of making satisfaction or atonement for any crime or fault; the extinguishing of guilt by suffering or penalty.
Expiation (n.) The means by which reparation or atonement for crimes or sins is made; an expiatory sacrifice or offering; an atonement.
Expiation (n.) An act by which the treats of prodigies were averted among the ancient heathen.
Expletion (n.) Accomplishment; fulfillment.
Explosion (n.) The act of exploding; detonation; a chemical action which causes the sudden formation of a great volume of expanded gas; as, the explosion of gunpowder, of fire damp,etc.
Explosion (n.) A bursting with violence and loud noise, because of internal pressure; as, the explosion of a gun, a bomb, a steam boiler, etc.
Explosion (n.) A violent outburst of feeling, manifested by excited language, action, etc.; as, an explosion of wrath.
Expulsion (n.) The act of expelling; a driving or forcing out; summary removal from membership, association, etc.
Expulsion (n.) The state of being expelled or driven out.
Exsuction (n.) The act of sucking out.
Extension (v. t.) The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion.
Extension (v. t.) That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space.
Extension (v. t.) Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; -- correlative of intension.
Extension (v. t.) The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight
Extension (v. t.) The straightening of a limb, in distinction from flexion.
Extension (v. t.) A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
Extersion (n.) The act of wiping or rubbing out.
Extortion (n.) The act of extorting; the act or practice of wresting anything from a person by force, by threats, or by any undue exercise of power; undue exaction; overcharge.
Extortion (n.) The offense committed by an officer who corruptly claims and takes, as his fee, money, or other thing of value, that is not due, or more than is due, or before it is due.
Extortion (n.) That which is extorted or exacted by force.
Extrusion (n.) The act of thrusting or pushing out; a driving out; expulsion.
Exudation (n.) The act of exuding; sweating; a discharge of humors, moisture, juice, or gum, as through pores or incisions; also, the substance exuded.
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Falcation (n.) The state of being falcate; a bend in the form of a sickle.
Faulchion (n.) See Falchion.
Feriation (n.) The act of keeping holiday; cessation from work.
Filiation (n.) The relationship of a son or child to a parent, esp. to a father.
Filiation (n.) The assignment of a bastard child to some one as its father; affiliation.
Flotation (n.) The act, process, or state of floating.
Flotation (n.) The science of floating bodies.
Fluxation (n.) The act of fluxing.
Foetation (n.) Same as Fetation.
Foliation (n.) The process of forming into a leaf or leaves.
Foliation (n.) The manner in which the young leaves are dispo/ed within the bud.
Foliation (n.) The act of beating a metal into a thin plate, leaf, foil, or lamina.
Foliation (n.) The act of coating with an amalgam of tin foil and quicksilver, as in making looking-glasses.
Foliation (n.) The enrichment of an opening by means of foils, arranged in trefoils, quatrefoils, etc.; also, one of the ornaments. See Tracery.
Formation (n.) The act of giving form or shape to anything; a forming; a shaping.
Formation (n.) The manner in which a thing is formed; structure; construction; conformation; form; as, the peculiar formation of the heart.
Formation (n.) A substance formed or deposited.
Formation (n.) Mineral deposits and rock masses designated with reference to their origin; as, the siliceous formation about geysers; alluvial formations; marine formations.
Formation (n.) A group of beds of the same age or period; as, the Eocene formation.
Formation (n.) The arrangement of a body of troops, as in a square, column, etc.
Fortition (n.) Casual choice; fortuitous selection; hazard.
Frication (n.) Friction.
Furcation (n.) A branching like a. fork.
Fuscation (n.) A darkening; obscurity; obfuscation.
Gammadion (n.) A cross formed of four capital gammas, formerly used as a mysterious ornament on ecclesiastical vestments, etc. See Fylfot.
Gemmation (n.) The formation of a new individual, either animal or vegetable, by a process of budding; an asexual method of reproduction; gemmulation; gemmiparity. See Budding.
Gemmation (n.) The arrangement of buds on the stalk; also, of leaves in the bud.
Gestation (n.) The act of wearing (clothes or ornaments).
Gestation (n.) The act of carrying young in the womb from conception to delivery; pregnancy.
Gestation (n.) Exercise in which one is borne or carried, as on horseback, or in a carriage, without the exertion of his own powers; passive exercise.
Gradation (n.) The act of progressing by regular steps or orderly arrangement; the state of being graded or arranged in ranks; as, the gradation of castes.
Gradation (n.) The act or process of bringing to a certain grade.
Gradation (n.) Any degree or relative position in an order or series.
Gradation (n.) A gradual passing from one tint to another or from a darker to a lighter shade, as in painting or drawing.
Gradation (n.) A diatonic ascending or descending succession of chords.
Gradation (v. t.) To form with gradations.
Gustation (n.) The act of tasting.
Hipparion (n.) An extinct genus of Tertiary mammals allied to the horse, but three-toed, having on each foot a small lateral hoof on each side of the main central one. It is believed to be one of the ancestral genera of the Horse family.
Hortation (n.) The act of exhorting, inciting, or giving advice; exhortation.
Hydration (n.) The act of becoming, or state of being, a hydrate.
Hyemation (n.) The passing of a winter in a particular place; a wintering.
Hyemation (n.) The act of affording shelter in winter.
Hypoarion (n.) An oval lobe beneath each of the optic lobes in many fishes; one of the inferior lobes.
Imitation (n.) The act of imitating.
Imitation (n.) That which is made or produced as a copy; that which is made to resemble something else, whether for laudable or for fraudulent purposes; likeness; resemblance.
Imitation (n.) One of the principal means of securing unity and consistency in polyphonic composition; the repetition of essentially the same melodic theme, phrase, or motive, on different degrees of pitch, by one or more of the other parts of voises. Cf. Canon.
Imitation (n.) The act of condition of imitating another species of animal, or a plant, or unanimate object. See Imitate, v. t., 3.
Immersion (n.) The act of immersing, or the state of being immersed; a sinking within a fluid; a dipping; as, the immersion of Achilles in the Styx.
Immersion (n.) Submersion in water for the purpose of Christian baptism, as, practiced by the Baptists.
Immersion (n.) The state of being overhelmed or deeply absorbed; deep engagedness.
Immersion (n.) The dissapearance of a celestail body, by passing either behind another, as in the occultation of a star, or into its shadow, as in the eclipse of a satellite; -- opposed to emersion.
Immission (n.) The act of immitting, or of sending or thrusting in; injection; -- the correlative of emission.
Impaction (n.) The driving of one fragment of bone into another so that the fragments are not movable upon each other; as, impaction of the skull or of the hip.
Impaction (n.) An immovable packing; (Med.), a lodgment of something in a strait or passage of the body; as, impaction of the fetal head in the strait of the pelvis; impaction of food or feces in the intestines of man or beast.
Impassion (v.) To move or affect strongly with passion.
Jactation (n.) A throwing or tossing of the body; a shaking or agitation.
Lactation (n.) A giving suck; the secretion and yielding of milk by the mammary gland.
Lallation (n.) An imperfect enunciation of the letter r, in which it sounds like l.
Laniation (n.) A tearing in pieces.
Largition () The bestowment of a largess or gift.
Latration (n.) A barking.
Laudation (v. t.) The act of lauding; praise; high commendation.
Libration (n.) The act or state of librating.
Libration (n.) A real or apparent libratory motion, like that of a balance before coming to rest.
Liquation (n.) The act or operation of making or becoming liquid; also, the capacity of becoming liquid.
Liquation (n.) The process of separating, by heat, an easily fusible metal from one less fusible; eliquation.
Luctation (n.) Effort to overcome in contest; struggle; endeavor.
Lurcation (n.) Gluttony; gormandizing.
Mactation (n.) The act of killing a victim for sacrifice.
Mandilion (n.) See Mandil.
Maniglion (n.) Either one of two handles on the back of a piece of ordnance.
Marsupion (n.) Same as Marsupium.
Medallion (n.) A large medal or memorial coin.
Medallion (n.) A circular or oval (or, sometimes, square) tablet bearing a figure or figures represented in relief.
Mediation (a.) The act of mediating; action or relation of anything interposed; action as a necessary condition, means, or instrument; interposition; intervention.
Mediation (a.) Hence, specifically, agency between parties at variance, with a view to reconcile them; entreaty for another; intercession.
Microbion (n.) A microscopic organism; -- particularly applied to bacteria and especially to pathogenic forms; as, the microbe of fowl cholera.
Migration (n.) The act of migrating.
Modillion (n.) The enriched block or horizontal bracket generally found under the cornice of the Corinthian and Composite entablature, and sometimes, less ornamented, in the Ionic and other orders; -- so called because of its arrangement at regulated distances.
Mundation (n.) The act of cleansing.
Mutuation (n.) The act of borrowing or exchanging.
Narration (n.) The act of telling or relating the particulars of an event; rehearsal; recital.
Narration (n.) That which is related; the relation in words or writing of the particulars of any transaction or event, or of any series of transactions or events; story; history.
Narration (n.) That part of a discourse which recites the time, manner, or consequences of an action, or simply states the facts connected with the subject.
Nervation (n.) The arrangement of nerves and veins, especially those of leaves; neuration.
Neuration (n.) The arrangement or distribution of nerves, as in the leaves of a plant or the wings of an insect; nervation.
Nictation (n.) the act of winking; nictitation.
Nonillion (n.) According to the French and American notation, a thousand octillions, or a unit with thirty ciphers annexed; according to the English notation, a million octillions, or a unit with fifty-four ciphers annexed. See the Note under Numeration.
Nunnation (n.) The pronunciation of n at the end of words.
Nutrition (n.) In the broadest sense, a process or series of processes by which the living organism as a whole (or its component parts or organs) is maintained in its normal condition of life and growth.
Nutrition (n.) In a more limited sense, the process by which the living tissues take up, from the blood, matters necessary either for their repair or for the performance of their healthy functions.
Nutrition (n.) That which nourishes; nutriment.
Obduction (n.) The act of drawing or laying over, as a covering.
Objection (n.) The act of objecting; as, to prevent agreement, or action, by objection.
Objection (n.) That which is, or may be, presented in opposition; an adverse reason or argument; a reason for objecting; obstacle; impediment; as, I have no objection to going; unreasonable objections.
Objection (n.) Cause of trouble; sorrow.
Obreption (n.) The act of creeping upon with secrecy or by surprise.
Obreption (n.) The obtaining gifts of escheat by fraud or surprise.
Obsession (n.) The act of besieging.
Obsession (n.) The state of being besieged; -- used specifically of a person beset by a spirit from without.
Obtension (n.) The act of obtending.
Obtrusion (n.) The act of obtruding; a thrusting upon others by force or unsolicited; as, the obtrusion of crude opinions on the world.
Obtrusion (n.) That which is obtruded.
Obvention (n.) The act of happening incidentally; that which happens casually; an incidental advantage; an occasional offering.
Obversion (n.) The act of turning toward or downward.
Obversion (n.) The act of immediate inference, by which we deny the opposite of anything which has been affirmed; as, all men are mortal; then, by obversion, no men are immortal. This is also described as "immediate inference by privative conception."
Obviation (n.) The act of obviating, or the state of being obviated.
Occlusion (n.) The act of occluding, or the state of being occluded.
Occlusion (n.) The transient approximation of the edges of a natural opening; imperforation.
Occursion (n.) A meeting; a clash; a collision.
Octillion (n.) According to the French method of numeration (which method is followed also in the United States) the number expressed by a unit with twenty-seven ciphers annexed. According to the English method, the number expressed by a unit with forty-eight ciphers annexed. See Numeration.
Offension (n.) Assault; attack.
Olfaction (n.) The sense by which the impressions made on the olfactory organs by the odorous particles in the atmosphere are perceived.
Omination (n.) The act of ominating; presaging.
Oneration (n.) The act of loading.
Operation (n.) The act or process of operating; agency; the exertion of power, physical, mechanical, or moral.
Operation (n.) The method of working; mode of action.
Operation (n.) That which is operated or accomplished; an effect brought about in accordance with a definite plan; as, military or naval operations.
Operation (n.) Effect produced; influence.
Operation (n.) Something to be done; some transformation to be made upon quantities, the transformation being indicated either by rules or symbols.
Operation (n.) Any methodical action of the hand, or of the hand with instruments, on the human body, to produce a curative or remedial effect, as in amputation, etc.
Opination (n.) The act of thinking; a supposition.
Opisthion (n.) The middle of the posterior, or dorsal, margin of the great foramen of the skull.
Oppletion (n.) The act of filling up, or the state of being filled up; fullness.
Orpharion (n.) An old instrument of the lute or cittern kind.
Ostension (n.) The showing of the sacrament on the altar in order that it may receive the adoration of the communicants.
Ostracion (n.) A genus of plectognath fishes having the body covered with solid, immovable, bony plates. It includes the trunkfishes.
Ovulation (n.) The formation of ova or eggs in the ovary, and the discharge of the same. In the mammalian female the discharge occurs during menstruation.
Oxidation (n.) The act or process of oxidizing, or the state or result of being oxidized.
Ozonation (n.) The act of treating with ozone; also, the act of converting into, or producing, ozone; ozonization.
Palpation (n.) Act of touching or feeling.
Palpation (n.) Examination of a patient by touch.
Parhelion (n.) A mock sun appearing in the form of a bright light, sometimes near the sun, and tinged with colors like the rainbow, and sometimes opposite to the sun. The latter is usually called an anthelion. Often several mock suns appear at the same time. Cf. Paraselene.
Partition (v.) The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; separation; division; distribution; as, the partition of a kingdom.
Partition (v.) A part divided off by walls; an apartment; a compartment.
Partition (v.) The servance of common or undivided interests, particularly in real estate. It may be effected by consent of parties, or by compulsion of law.
Partition (v.) A score.
Partition (v. t.) To divide into parts or shares; to divide and distribute; as, to partition an estate among various heirs.
Partition (v. t.) To divide into distinct parts by
Perdition (n.) Entire loss; utter destruction; ruin; esp., the utter loss of the soul, or of final happiness in a future state; future misery or eternal death.
Perdition (n.) Loss of diminution.
Perfusion (n.) The act of perfusing.
Pernicion (n.) Destruction; perdition.
Pertusion (n.) The act of punching or piercing with a pointed instrument; as, pertusion of a vein.
Pertusion (n.) A punched hole; a perforation.
Pervasion (n.) The act of pervading, passing, or spreading through the whole extent of a thing.
Phonation (n.) The act or process by which articulate sounds are uttered; the utterance of articulate sounds; articulate speech.
Piscation (n.) Fishing; fishery.
Placation (n.) The act of placating.
Plication (n.) A folding or fold; a plait.
Pnigalion (n.) Nightmare.
Pollution (n.) The act of polluting, or the state of being polluted (in any sense of the verb); defilement; uncleanness; impurity.
Pollution (n.) The emission of semen, or sperm, at other times than in sexual intercourse.
Pommelion (n.) The cascabel, or hindmost knob, of a cannon.
Postilion (n.) One who rides and guides the first pair of horses of a coach or post chaise; also, one who rides one of the horses when one pair only is used.
Preaction (n.) Previous action.
Precation (n.) The act of praying; supplication; entreaty.
Precision (n.) The quality or state of being precise; exact limitation; exactness; accuracy; strict conformity to a rule or a standard; definiteness.
Predation (n.) The act of pillaging.
Prefixion (n.) The act of prefixing.
Prelation (n.) The setting of one above another; preference.
Premotion (n.) Previous motion or excitement to action.
Prenotion (n.) A notice or notion which precedes something else in time; previous notion or thought; foreknowledge.
Preoption (n.) Right of first choice.
Prevision (n.) Foresight; foreknowledge; prescience.
Privation (n.) The act of depriving, or taking away; hence, the depriving of rank or office; degradation in rank; deprivation.
Privation (n.) The state of being deprived or destitute of something, especially of something required or desired; destitution; need; as, to undergo severe privations.
Privation (n.) The condition of being absent; absence; negation.
Probation (n.) The act of proving; also, that which proves anything; proof.
Probation (n.) Any proceeding designed to ascertain truth, to determine character, qualification, etc.; examination; trial; as, to engage a person on probation.
Probation (n.) The novitiate which a person must pass in a convent, to probe his or her virtue and ability to bear the severities of the rule.
Probation (n.) The trial of a ministerial candidate's qualifications prior to his ordination, or to his settlement as a pastor.
Probation (n.) Moral trial; the state of man in the present life, in which he has the opportunity of proving his character, and becoming qualified for a happier state.
Prodition (n.) Disclosure; treachery; treason.
Profusion (n.) The act of one who is profuse; a lavishing or pouring out without sting.
Profusion (n.) Abundance; exuberant plenty; lavish supply; as, a profusion of commodities.
Prolation (n.) The act of prolating or pronouncing; utterance; pronunciation.
Prolation (n.) The act of deferring; delay.
Prolation (n.) A mediaeval method of determining of the proportionate duration of semibreves and minims.
Prolusion (n.) A trial before the principal performance; a prelude; hence, an introductory essay or exercise.
Pronation (n.) The act of turning the palm or palmar surface of the forefoot downward.
Pronation (n.) That motion of the forearm whereby the palm or palmar, surface is turned downward.
Pronation (n.) The position of the limb resulting from the act of pronation. Opposed to supination.
Provision (n.) The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
Provision (n.) That which is provided or prepared; that which is brought together or arranged in advance; measures taken beforehand; preparation.
Provision (n.) Especially, a stock of food; any kind of eatables collected or stored; -- often in the plural.
Provision (n.) That which is stipulated in advance; a condition; a previous agreement; a proviso; as, the provisions of a contract; the statute has many provisions.
Provision (n.) A canonical term for regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.
Provision (n.) A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.
Provision (v. t.) To supply with food; to victual; as, to provision a garrison.
Pulsation (n.) A beating or throbbing, especially of the heart or of an artery, or in an inflamed part; a beat of the pulse.
Pulsation (n.) A single beat or throb of a series.
Pulsation (n.) A stroke or impulse by which some medium is affected, as in the propagation of sounds.
Pulsation (n.) Any touching of another's body willfully or in anger. This constitutes battery.
Purgation (n.) The act of purging; the act of clearing, cleansing, or putifying, by separating and carrying off impurities, or whatever is superfluous; the evacuation of the bowels.
Quotation (n.) The act of quoting or citing.
Quotation (n.) That which is quoted or cited; a part of a book or writing named, repeated, or adduced as evidence or illustration.
Quotation (n.) The naming or publishing of the current price of stocks, bonds, or any commodity; also the price named.
Quotation (n.) Quota; share.
Quotation (n.) A piece of hollow type metal, lower than type, and measuring two or more pica ems in length and breadth, used in the blank spaces at the beginning and end of chapters, etc.
Radiation (n.) The act of radiating, or the state of being radiated; emission and diffusion of rays of light; beamy brightness.
Radiation (n.) The shooting forth of anything from a point or surface, like the diverging rays of light; as, the radiation of heat.
Rebellion (v. i.) Open resistance to, or defiance of, lawful authority.
Reboation (n.) Repetition of a bellow.
Recaption (n.) The act of retaking, as of one who has escaped after arrest; reprisal; the retaking of one's own goods, chattels, wife, or children, without force or violence, from one who has taken them and who wrongfully detains them.
Recension (n.) The act of reviewing or revising; review; examination; enumeration.
Recension (n.) Specifically, the review of a text (as of an ancient author) by an editor; critical revisal and establishment.
Recension (n.) The result of such a work; a text established by critical revision; an edited version.
Reception (n.) The act of receiving; receipt; admission; as, the reception of food into the stomach; the reception of a letter; the reception of sensation or ideas; reception of evidence.
Reception (n.) The state of being received.
Reception (n.) The act or manner of receiving, esp. of receiving visitors; entertainment; hence, an occasion or ceremony of receiving guests; as, a hearty reception; an elaborate reception.
Reception (n.) Acceptance, as of an opinion or doctrine.
Reception (n.) A retaking; a recovery.
Recession (n.) The act of receding or withdrawing, as from a place, a claim, or a demand.
Recession (n.) The act of ceding back; restoration; repeated cession; as, the recession of conquered territory to its former sovereign.
Reclusion (n.) A state of retirement from the world; seclusion.
Recoction (n.) A second coction or preparation; a vamping up.
Recursion (n.) The act of recurring; return.
Recussion (n.) The act of beating or striking back.
Redaction (n.) The act of redacting; work produced by redacting; a digest.
Reddition (n.) Restoration: restitution: surrender.
Reddition (n.) Explanation; representation.
Reduction (n.) The act of reducing, or state of being reduced; conversion to a given state or condition; diminution; conquest; as, the reduction of a body to powder; the reduction of things to order; the reduction of the expenses of government; the reduction of a rebellious province.
Reduction (n.) The act or process of reducing. See Reduce, v. t., 6. and To reduce an equation, To reduce an expression, under Reduce, v. t.
Reduction (v. t.) The correction of observations for known errors of instruments, etc.
Reduction (v. t.) The preparation of the facts and measurements of observations in order to deduce a general result.
Reduction (v. t.) The process of making a copy of something, as a figure, design, or draught, on a smaller scale, preserving the proper proportions.
Reduction (v. t.) The bringing of a syllogism in one of the so-called imperfect modes into a mode in the first figure.
Reduction (v. t.) The act, process, or result of reducing; as, the reduction of iron from its ores; the reduction of aldehyde from alcohol.
Reduction (v. t.) The operation of restoring a dislocated or fractured part to its former place.
Refaction (n.) Recompense; atonement; retribution.
Refashion (v. t.) To fashion anew; to form or mold into shape a second time.
Refection (n.) Refreshment after hunger or fatigue; a repast; a lunch.
Reflexion (n.) See Reflection.
Refossion (n.) The act of digging up again.
Rejection (n.) Act of rejecting, or state of being rejected.
Reliction (n.) A leaving dry; a recession of the sea or other water, leaving dry land; land left uncovered by such recession.
Remission (n.) The act of remitting, surrendering, resigning, or giving up.
Remission (n.) Discharge from that which is due; relinquishment of a claim, right, or obligation; pardon of transgression; release from forfeiture, penalty, debt, etc.
Remission (n.) Diminution of intensity; abatement; relaxation.
Remission (n.) A temporary and incomplete subsidence of the force or violence of a disease or of pain, as destinguished from intermission, in which the disease completely leaves the patient for a time; abatement.
Remission (n.) The act of sending back.
Remission (n.) Act of sending in payment, as money; remittance.
Rendition (n.) The act of rendering; especially, the act of surrender, as of fugitives from justice, at the claim of a foreign government; also, surrender in war.
Rendition (n.) Translation; rendering; version.
Repletion (n.) The state of being replete; superabundant fullness.
Repletion (n.) Fullness of blood; plethora.
Reptation (n.) The act of creeping.
Repulsion (n.) The act of repulsing or repelling, or the state of being repulsed or repelled.
Repulsion (n.) A feeling of violent offence or disgust; repugnance.
Repulsion (n.) The power, either inherent or due to some physical action, by which bodies, or the particles of bodies, are made to recede from each other, or to resist each other's nearer approach; as, molecular repulsion; electrical repulsion.
Resection (n.) The act of cutting or paring off.
Resection (n.) The removal of the articular extremity of a bone, or of the ends of the bones in a false articulation.
Retection (n.) Act of disclosing or uncovering something concealed.
Retention (n.) The act of retaining, or the state of being ratined.
Retention (n.) The power of retaining; retentiveness.
Retention (n.) That which contains something, as a tablet; a //// of preserving impressions.
Retention (n.) The act of withholding; retraint; reserve.
Retention (n.) Place of custody or confinement.
Retention (n.) The right of withholding a debt, or of retaining property until a debt due to the person claiming the right be duly paid; a lien.
Retorsion (n.) Same as Retortion.
Retortion (v. t.) Act of retorting or throwing back; reflection or turning back.
Retortion (v. t.) Retaliation.
Retrusion (n.) The act of retruding, or the state of being retruded.
Reunition (n.) A second uniting.
Reversion (n.) The act of returning, or coming back; return.
Reversion (n.) That which reverts or returns; residue.
Reversion (n.) Hence, a right to future possession or enjoiment; succession.
Reversion (n.) A payment which is not to be received, or a benefit which does not begin, until the happening of some event, as the death of a living person.
Reversion (n.) A return towards some ancestral type or character; atavism.
Reviction (n.) Return to life.
Revulsion (n.) A strong pulling or drawing back; withdrawal.
Revulsion (n.) A sudden reaction; a sudden and complete change; -- applied to the feelings.
Revulsion (n.) The act of turning or diverting any disease from one part of the body to another. It resembles derivation, but is usually applied to a more active form of counter irritation.
Ructation (n.) The act of belching wind.
Ruination (n.) The act of ruining, or the state of being ruined.
Runcation (n.) A weeding.
Sacration (n.) Consecration.
Saltation (n.) A leaping or jumping.
Saltation (n.) Beating or palpitation; as, the saltation of the great artery.
Saltation (n.) An abrupt and marked variation in the condition or appearance of a species; a sudden modification which may give rise to new races.
Salvation (n.) The act of saving; preservation or deliverance from destruction, danger, or great calamity.
Salvation (n.) The redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him of everlasting happiness.
Salvation (n.) Saving power; that which saves.
Satiation (n.) Satiety.
Sea onion () The officinal squill. See Squill.
Secession (n.) The act of seceding; separation from fellowship or association with others, as in a religious or political organization; withdrawal.
Secession (n.) The withdrawal of a State from the national Union.
Seclusion (n.) The act of secluding, or the state of being secluded; separation from society or connection; a withdrawing; privacy; as, to live in seclusion.
Secretion (n.) The act of secreting or concealing; as, the secretion of dutiable goods.
Secretion (n.) Any substance or fluid secreted, or elaborated and emitted, as the gastric juice.
Seduction (n.) The act of seducing; enticement to wrong doing; specifically, the offense of inducing a woman to consent to unlawful sexual intercourse, by enticements which overcome her scruples; the wrong or crime of persuading a woman to surrender her chastity.
Seduction (n.) That which seduces, or is adapted to seduce; means of leading astray; as, the seductions of wealth.
Selection (n.) The act of selecting, or the state of being selected; choice, by preference.
Selection (n.) That which is selected; a collection of things chosen; as, a choice selection of books.
Sensation (n.) A purely spiritual or psychical affection; agreeable or disagreeable feelings occasioned by objects that are not corporeal or material.
Sensation (n.) A state of excited interest or feeling, or that which causes it.
Seriation (n.) Arrangement or position in a series.
Serration (n.) Condition of being serrate; formation in the shape of a saw.
Serration (n.) One of the teeth in a serrate or serrulate margin.
Siccation (n.) The act or process of drying.
Signation (v. t.) Sign given; marking.
Sinuation (n.) A winding or bending in and out.
Situation (n.) Manner in which an object is placed; location, esp. as related to something else; position; locality site; as, a house in a pleasant situation.
Situation (n.) Position, as regards the conditions and circumstances of the case.
Situation (n.) Relative position; circumstances; temporary state or relation at a moment of action which excites interest, as of persons in a dramatic scene.
Situation (n.) Permanent position or employment; place; office; as, a situation in a store; a situation under government.
Sorbition (n.) The act of drinking or sipping.
Sortition (n.) Selection or appointment by lot.
Spiration (n.) The act of breathing.
Sputation (n.) The act of spitting; expectoration.
Stanchion (n.) A prop or support; a piece of timber in the form of a stake or post, used for a support or stay.
Stanchion (n.) Any upright post or beam used as a support, as for the deck, the quarter rails, awnings, etc.
Stanchion (n.) A vertical bar for confining cattle in a stall.
Striation (n.) The quality or condition of being striated.
Striation (n.) A stria; as, the striations on a shell.
Striction (n.) The act of constricting, or the state of being constricted.
Subaction (n.) The act of reducing to any state, as of mixing two bodies combletely.
Sublation (n.) The act of taking or carrying away; removal.
Sublition (n.) The act or process of laying the ground in a painting.
Succision (n.) The act of cutting down, as of trees; the act of cutting off.
Suffixion (n.) The act of suffixing, or the state of being suffixed.
Suffusion (n.) The act or process of suffusing, or state of being suffused; an overspreading.
Suffusion (n.) That with which a thing is suffused.
Suffusion (n.) A blending of one color into another; the spreading of one color over another, as on the feathers of birds.
Sulcation (n.) A channel or furrow.
Summation (v. t.) The act of summing, or forming a sum, or total amount; also, an aggregate.
Suspicion (n.) The act of suspecting; the imagination or apprehension of the existence of something (esp. something wrong or hurtful) without proof, or upon very slight evidence, or upon no evidence.
Suspicion (n.) Slight degree; suggestion; hint.
Suspicion (v. t.) To view with suspicion; to suspect; to doubt.
Symposion (n.) A drinking together; a symposium.
Tabellion (n.) A secretary or notary under the Roman empire; also, a similar officer in France during the old monarchy.
Taliation (n.) Retaliation.
Tardation (n.) The act of retarding, or delaying; retardation.
Tentation (n.) Trial; temptation.
Tentation (n.) A mode of adjusting or operating by repeated trials or experiments.
Testation (n.) A witnessing or witness.
Titration (n.) The act or process of titrating; a substance obtained by titrating.
Tradition (n.) The act of delivering into the hands of another; delivery.
Tradition (n.) Hence, that which is transmitted orally from father to son, or from ancestors to posterity; knowledge or belief transmitted without the aid of written memorials; custom or practice long observed.
Tradition (n.) An unwritten code of law represented to have been given by God to Moses on Sinai.
Tradition (n.) That body of doctrine and discip
Tradition (v. t.) To transmit by way of tradition; to hand down.
Tralation (n.) The use of a word in a figurative or extended sense; ametaphor; a trope.
Tranation (n.) The act of swimming over.
Trisagion (n.) An ancient anthem, -- usually known by its Latin name tersanctus.See Tersanctus.
About the author
Copyright © 2011 by Mark McCracken, All Rights Reserved.
Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".