excitation


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ex·ci·ta·tion

 (ĕk′sī-tā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of exciting or an instance of it.
2. The state or condition of being excited.
3. Physiology The activity produced in an organ, tissue, or part, such as a nerve cell, as a result of stimulation.

excitation

(ˌɛksɪˈteɪʃən)
n
1. the act or process of exciting or state of being excited
2. a means of exciting or cause of excitement
3. (Electrical Engineering)
a. the current in a field coil of a generator, motor, etc, or the magnetizing current in a transformer
b. (as modifier): an excitation current.
4. (Biology) the action of a stimulus on an animal or plant organ, inducing it to respond

ex•ci•ta•tion

(ˌɛk saɪˈteɪ ʃən, -sɪ-)

n.
1. the act of exciting or the state of being excited.
2. a process in which a molecule, atom, nucleus, or particle is excited.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]

ex·ci·ta·tion

(ĕk′sī-tā′shən)
The activity produced in an organ, tissue, or cell of the body that is caused by stimulation, especially by a nerve or nerve cell. Compare inhibition.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.excitation - the state of being emotionally aroused and worked upexcitation - the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up; "his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled"; "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"
emotional arousal - the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior
fever pitch - a state of extreme excitement; "the crowd was at fever pitch"
sensation - a state of widespread public excitement and interest; "the news caused a sensation"
2.excitation - the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland
arousal - a state of heightened physiological activity
3.excitation - something that agitates and arouses; "he looked forward to the excitements of the day"
arousal, rousing - the act of arousing; "the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions"
chiller, hair-raiser - excitation that makes your hair stand up or that chills your bones; "the movie was an old-fashioned hair-raiser"
thrill - something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation; "the thrills of space travel"

excitation

noun
Intensity of feeling or reaction:
Translations
Exzitation

ex·ci·ta·tion

n. excitación, reacción a un estímulo.
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Under Thought is included every effect which has to be produced by speech, the subdivisions being,-- proof and refutation; the excitation of the feelings, such as pity, fear, anger, and the like; the suggestion of importance or its opposite.
The influence that had passed into Clare like an excitation from the sky did not die down.
The Knight turned towards the throne, and, sinking his lance, until the point was within a foot of the ground, remained motionless, as if expecting John's commands; while all admired the sudden dexterity with which he instantly reduced his fiery steed from a state of violent emotion and high excitation to the stillness of an equestrian statue,
Instead, with weird little chirrupings of encouragement and excitation, he persuaded Jerry to dig a tunnel beneath the rude palisade of fence.
Rochester, to witness their repeated failure--herself unconscious that they did fail; vainly fancying that each shaft launched hit the mark, and infatuatedly pluming herself on success, when her pride and self-complacency repelled further and further what she wished to allure--to witness THIS, was to be at once under ceaseless excitation and ruthless restraint.
He knew the king of old, and he knew that all these complaints were but a preface--a sort of excitation to encourage himself-- and that he had now come to his point at last.
sleep broken by nervous spasms, excitation of the brain, torpor of the nerve centres.
Hunsden's excitations she put by soon with a smile, and recurring to the theme of disputation, said--
the uv laser excitation will be used for raman spectroscopy in conjunction with optical fibers for various spectroscopic applications.
It enables a 20+ color capability, using three excitation lasers and 50 channels.
Synchronous motors have different rotor magnetic field excitation types such as IPM, wound-field or reluctance.
They are made primarily with salient poles, which have an excitation winding.