extinction

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  • Both the start and end of the period are marked by major extinction events.
  • The moment of extinction is generally considered the death of the last individual of that species.
  • Only during these most recent parts of the extinction have plants also suffered large losses.
  • Such a limited distribution across the island could well have contributed to its extinction.
  • However, that house too faced extinction in the male line less than two decades later.
  • Thirty-eight species are threatened with extinction as a result of human activities.
  • The current background extinction rate is estimated to be one species every few years.
  • Many species of birds have been driven to extinction by human activities.
  • Up to twelve species are believed to have been driven to extinction.
  • Yet, they may also have led to mass extinctions in the past and may yet again in the future.
  • Human activity caused the two extinctions and the decline of the other three species.
  • Therefore it could not be the immediate cause of the observed mass extinction.
  • There are even some extinctions, but these do not last long. Cited from The Wonders Of Instinct, by J H Fabre
  • Of these, about one eighth of known plant species are threatened with extinction.
  • Not all species have been as successful, and a number of species are threatened with extinction.
  • A number of species are considered threatened by human activities and are in danger of extinction.
  • Extinction refers to feeling as if life has no purpose.
  • Its extinction in the early 20th century had two primary causes.
  • Most likely no single factor brought about their extinction.
  • Its subsequent disappearance may be one of very few times extinction has been witnessed first-hand.
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Words starting with extinction

Meaning of extinction

  • noun No longer active; extinguished
    the extinction of the volcano
  • noun No longer in existence
    the extinction of a species
  • noun The reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation
  • noun Complete annihilation
    they think a meteor cause the extinction of the dinosaurs
  • noun A conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus
  • noun The act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning
    the extinction of the lights