What Is the Definition of Extinction?


Extinction refers to the end of an organism or of a group of organisms, normally a species. The word may also refer to the act of making extinct or causing to be extinguished. Alternatively, it may refer to the condition or fact of being extinct or extinguished.
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experimental extinction: a conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus
Atelopus longirostris was a member of the true toad genus commonly known as stubfoot toads. It was native to the rain forests of Columbia and Ecuador. The last specimen was sighted
Answer Extinction is when a animal doesn't exist any more, because all of its species has died out completely. It Can Also Be When Only A Few Animals Live But Most Are Dead Just Like
A good way to figure this out is to look at what languages are on the brink of extinction. The two go hand-and-hand and its easier (though by no means easy) to measure language extinction
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the act of extinguishing.
the fact or condition of being extinguished or extinct.
suppression; abolition; annihilation: the extinction of an army.
Biology the act or process of becoming extinct; a coming to an end or dying out: the extinction of a species.
Psychology the reduction or loss of a conditioned response as a result of the absence or withdrawal of reinforcement.
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A definition of extinction is that an animal or plant totally disappears from the planet. Dinosaurs are a prime example with the dodo bird being fairly recent. Species thought to be extinct have been re-discovered in recent years.
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