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See also: Annihilation
- IPA(key): /əˌnaɪ.əˈleɪ.ʃən/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- Hyphenation: an‧ni‧hi‧la‧tion
- The act of destroying or otherwise turning into nothing, or nonexistence.
- The act of destroying the form or combination of parts under which a thing exists, so that the name can no longer be applied to it.
- the annihilation of a corporation
- The state of being annihilated.
- 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Lecture 2:
- If you ask how religion thus falls on the thorns and faces death, and in the very act annuls annihilation, I cannot explain the matter, for it is religion's secret, and to understand it you must yourself have been a religious man of the extremer type.
- (physics) The process of a particle and its corresponding antiparticle combining to produce energy.
act of reducing to nothing
state of being annihilated
(physics) process of a particle and its corresponding antiparticle combining to produce energy
- “annihilation”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “annihilation”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “annihilation”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
annihilation f (plural annihilations)