excitation

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From Old French excitation, from Latin excitatio.

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excitation (countable and uncountable, plural excitations)

  1. The act of exciting or putting in motion; the act of rousing up or awakening.
    • 1961 October, “The first 1,250 h.p. Birmingham/Sulzer Type 2 diesels enter service”, in Trains Illustrated, page 607:
      Generator excitation is obtained by a combination of the separately-excited and self-excited fields, and the output is controlled by a resistance in the separate field circuit adjusted by the load regulator under the control of the engine governor.
  2. The act of producing excitement (stimulation); also, the excitement produced.
  3. (physiology) The activity produced in an organ, tissue, or part, such as a nerve cell, as a result of stimulation
  4. (physics) A transition of a nucleus, atom or molecule to an excited state by the absorption of a quantum of energy; the opposite of relaxation

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excitation f (plural excitations)

  1. excitement

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