escalation

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Back-formation from escalator.

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escalation (plural escalations)

  1. an increase or rise, especially one to counteract a perceived discrepancy
    • 2012 April 19, Josh Halliday, “Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised?”, the Guardian:
      Thousands of violent videos are still available on the internet, according to Alexander, who claims they lead to an escalation in offline tensions between rival gangs. "I believe some young people are losing their lives as result of this material on the internet," she said.
  2. a deliberate or premeditated increase in the violence or geographic scope of a conflict

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escalation f (invariable)

  1. escalation (all senses)

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