annihilation


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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
vyhlazenízničení
udryddelseudslettelse
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.
References in classic literature ?
If the perceptible is annihilated, perception also will cease to exist; but the annihilation of perception does not cancel the existence of the perceptible.
For many years of her life she had had two sons; but the crime and annihilation of Edward a few weeks ago, had robbed her of one; the similar annihilation of Robert had left her for a fortnight without any; and now, by the resuscitation of Edward, she had one again.
There were days when she was unhappy, she did not know why,--when it did not seem worth while to be glad or sorry, to be alive or dead; when life appeared to her like a grotesque pandemonium and humanity like worms struggling blindly toward inevitable annihilation. She could not work on such a day, nor weave fancies to stir her pulses and warm her blood.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
As one charged toward his truck, he would drive fearfully upon a sidewalk, threatening untold people with annihilation. When an engine would strike a mass of blocked trucks, splitting it into fragments, as a blow annihilates a cake of ice, Jimmie's team could usually be observed high and safe, with whole wheels, on the sidewalk.
In the Buddhist religion, a state of pleasurable annihilation awarded to the wise, particularly to those wise enough to understand it.
Van Horn called her his parcel of trouble, and he was anxious to be rid of the parcel, without, however, the utter annihilation of the parcel.
Could annihilation occur to matter, this were the thing to do it.
In America, from a like cause, the government of the Union has gradually dwindled into a state of decay, approaching nearly to annihilation. Who can doubt, that the happiness of the people in both countries would be promoted by competent authorities in the proper hands, to provide the revenues which the necessities of the public might require?
The scene I had witnessed seemed to mark the defeat and annihilation of the forces of a kindred people, rather than the routing by our green warriors of a horde of similar, though unfriendly, creatures.
Apart from that, he had but one thought: to complete his written appeal to the benign powers who, traversing the haunted wood, might some time rescue him if he should be denied the blessing of annihilation. He wrote with terrible rapidity, the twig in his fingers rilling blood without renewal; but in the middle of a sentence his hands denied their service to his will, his arms fell to his sides, the book to the earth; and powerless to move or cry out, he found himself staring into the sharply drawn face and blank, dead eyes of his own mother, standing white and silent in the garments of the grave!
A rash word or a hasty act was followed by annihilation, and yet none knew what the nature might be of this terrible power which was suspended over them.