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an·ni·hi·la·tion

 (ə-nī′ə-lā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of annihilating.
b. The condition of having been annihilated; utter destruction.
2. Physics The phenomenon in which a particle and an antiparticle, such as an electron and a positron, meet and are converted to a combination of energy or energetic particles approximately equivalent to the sum of their masses.

annihilation

(əˌnaɪəˈleɪʃən)
n
1. total destruction
2. the act of annihilating
3. (General Physics) physics the destruction of a particle and its antiparticle when they collide. The annihilation of an electron with a positron generates two or, very rarely, three photons of annihilation radiation. The annihilation of a nucleon with its antiparticle generates several pions
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.annihilation - destruction by annihilating somethingannihilation - destruction by annihilating something
destruction, devastation - the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
atomisation, atomization - annihilation by reducing something to atoms
pulverisation, pulverization - annihilation by pulverizing something
vaporization, vaporisation - annihilation by vaporizing something
2.annihilation - total destructionannihilation - total destruction; "bomb tests resulted in the annihilation of the atoll"
extermination, extinction - complete annihilation; "they think a meteor cause the extinction of the dinosaurs"
demolition, wipeout, destruction - an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something

annihilation

annihilation

noun
Translations
إبادَة
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annihilaatiotuhoutuminen
anihilacija
tortíming
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annihilation

[əˌnaɪəˈleɪʃən] Naniquilación f, aniquilamiento m

annihilation

[əˌnaɪɪˈleɪʃən] n
(= complete destruction) [enemy, army, mankind] → anéantissement m
nuclear annihilation → anéantissement nucléaire
(fig) (= defeat) (in match, argument)anéantissement m

annihilation

nVernichtung f, → Auslöschung f (geh); (fig: of theory) → Vernichtung f, → Zerschlagung f; our team’s annihilationdie vollständige Niederlage unserer Mannschaft; her annihilation of her opponentsdie Art, wie sie ihre Gegner fertigmachte (inf)

annihilation

[əˌnaɪəˈleɪʃn] nannientamento

annihilate

(əˈnaiəleit) verb
to destroy completely. The epidemic annihilated the population of the town.
anˌnihiˈlation noun

annihilation

n. aniquilación, destrucción total.