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Extinctive

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Extinctive tending to extinguish
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Quotations

  • W. Somerset Maugham
    W.%20Somerset%20Maugham
    “You know that the Tasmanians, who never committed adultery, are now extinct.”
  • T. S. Eliot
    T.%20S.%20Eliot
    “The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.”
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel%20Butler
    “Birth and death are so closely related that one could not destroy either without destroying the other at the same time. It is extinction that makes creation possible.”
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin%20Coolidge
    “The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes.”
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra%20Pound
    “Man is an over-complicated organism. If he is doomed to extinction he will die out for want of simplicity.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    Marcus%20T.%20Cicero
    “That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.”

Usage

In literature:

Extinct, almost, in modern machine-ridden cities, here they visibly and audibly prevailed.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
Certainly no greater deed of philanthropy has been accomplished by mankind than the extinction of human servitude.
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
Sexual degeneracy is the surest road to race extinction.
"The Social Emergency" by Various
GRADUAL EXTINCTION OF THE RED MAN.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
Finally it became extinct, and we hear no more of it till the revival of letters in Italy.
"Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus" by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Free crossing, however, renders this impossible, and so the species is in danger of extinction.
"Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by James Marchant
In that year France was threatened with an extinction of the ordinary generation.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
From the dry bones of an extinct mammoth or a plesiosaur, Cuvier reconstructed the entire animal and described its habits and its home.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
The extinction of this conspiracy seemed only to leave an open theatre for the ambition of the great men to display itself in.
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
Life had only recently become extinct.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
This monarchy began and grew in barbarism; the cessation of barbarism naturally curtailed and threatened it with extinction.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
Plants, growing only on the sea-shore in special localities, might become extinct.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
Plants, growing only on the sea-shore in special localities, might become extinct.
"Illustrations of Universal Progress" by Herbert Spencer
That the spirit of chivalry was not extinct in the reign of Henry VIII.
"The History of Chivalry, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Mills
Kashmir shawls were at one time famous, but the industry is practically extinct.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4" by Various
Now, how many of those are absolutely extinct?
"Man's Place in Nature and Other Essays" by Thomas Henry Huxley
It seemed, indeed, probable that Buddhism was destined to become extinct with its founder.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, December 1879" by Various
When the volcano has become extinct this great tube remains filled with hardened lava.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
We have but a partial vocabulary of this tribe, which is now extinct.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
He died in January 1463, and, as his only legitimate issue were three daughters, the title of earl of Kent again became extinct.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
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In poetry:

The species Man and Marmozet
Are intimately linked;
The Marmozet survives as yet,
But Men are all extinct.
"The Marmozet" by Hilaire Belloc
This miracle which saves
Himself, himself doth from extinction clutch,
By virtue of his worth, contrasting much
With brutes and knaves.
"Earth And Man" by George Meredith
Of a giant or extinct
Animal, come from another
Age, another planet surely. Flanked
By the orange and fuchsia bonfire
Of azaleas, sacrosanct
"Child's Park Stones" by Sylvia Plath
To make the matter more succinct:
Suppose my fellow man extinct.
Why, who would not approve the plan
Save possibly my fellow man?
Yet with a politician's voice
He names himself as Nature's choice.
"À Bas Ben Adhem" by Ogden Nash
Without extinction is Liberty! without retrograde is Equality!
They live in the feelings of young men, and the best women;
Not for nothing have the indomitable heads of the earth been always
ready to fall for Liberty.
"As I Sat Alone" by Walt Whitman
Richly resonant and succinct As the carolling bobolink,
Tang of pine and cedar limbs
Where a peak of silence brims
Past the lake and cataract On an extinct glacier track;
Lightning bolt, thunder cloud
Let this fragrance be allowed!
"Ukase" by Norman MacLeod

In news:

Shark- Finning Puts Species on Verge of Extinction.
North American Fish Species Going Extinct at Alarming Rate.
Centuries ago, when forests were cleared for farming, fisher cat s were virtually extinct in New England.
In this mockumentary, a group of individuals document recent sightings of the extinct beaver in the north woods of Wisconsin.
Findings hint sea life may have recovered more quickly than thought after mass extinction.
Googling a Worldwide Food Web of Extinction.
New theory for why dinosaurs went extinct is both viable and hilarious.
The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society's Don Mahoney narrates a report on the rediscovery of the Franciscan Manzanita, a plant long thought extinct that grew exclusively in San Francisco's foggy climate.
Many think that when one plant of a species thought to be extinct is found -- it's automatically protected -- but that is not the case.
Frankincense, the aromatic resin that is used in numerous religious and traditional ceremonies, as well is in medicines and perfumes, may be going extinct.
The New Full- Frontal : Has Pubic Hair in America Gone Extinct.
Native petrel birds 'on the edge of extinction' due to nonnative pests.
Scientists now tying far-away cosmic collisions to past extinction events on planet.
The smallpox virus, which is now extinct in the wild and only exists in storage in medical labs, has been given a three-year pardon by the World Health Organization.
Large, prehistoric animals perhaps driven to extinction in Australia.
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In science:

Our analysis of a wide variety of IPHAS fields has shown t hat the data quality allows for accurate determinations of distances and extinctions to the studied objects, with median errors of typically ∼ 100pc on distance and approximately 0.1 magnitudes of error on the determined extinction.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
Applications of extinction mapping go beyond studies of Galactic structure: a distance-extinction relationship, combined with an estimate of the extinction to an object has often been exploited to give an estimate of the distance to individual objects.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
The algorithm which is used to calculate extinction distance-relationships from IPHAS data (hereafter referred to as M E AD, Mapper of Extinction Against Distance) is discussed in detail in Section 3.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
However, as pointed out by McCall (2004) this is not in general true, as the extinction integrated across a given broadband filter is a function of the SED of the observed object and t he amount and wavelength dependence of the extinction it has experienced.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
In this study, we will refer to monochromatic extinctions in discussions of the simulated photometry, while extinctions derived from real data that are compared with the literature will be presented as broadband values, Ar ′ .
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
The extinction at r ′ is preferred to the extinction in the V band for the reasons discussed by Cardelli, Clayton & Mathis (1989).
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
This work adopts the extinction laws of Fitzpatrick (2004) for the calculation of extinction values in different filters as a function of A6250 .
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
Also, these errors are correlated with distance and extinction, as the apparent magnitude of a source becomes fainter with increasing distance or extinction, increased photometric error is to be expected.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
To deal with this problem, it is necessary to determine which objects could be close to the magnitude limit in distance extinction space, so that they can be excluded when producing an unbiased distance-extinction relationship.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
To establish which objects are to be excluded, first all the objects are binned in distance to pr oduce a biased extinction-distance relationship, for each bin the mean and intrinsic standard deviation of the extinction is found.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
The classi fication is made by evaluating the posterior probability that an object belongs to a luminosity class, given its extinction, the distance-extinction relationship and the absolute magnitude of that class.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
Aest is the extinction estimated by M E AD and Aact the extinction from the model at the same distance.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
It is found that the intrinsic scatter of extinction in each bin (s ¯A ) can be satisfactorily estimated by the weighted standard deviation of the extinctions of the brighter objects in the bin (those with dA6250 6 0.1).
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
In M E AD, once estimates of distance and extinction are produced for each object, the data are binned, with respect to distance, to produce a distance-extinction relationship.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
If the photometric errors are propagated through to give the error on the determined value of the extinction, it is possible to determine Maximum Likelihood Estimators (MLEs) for the mean and intrinsic standard deviation of the extinction, if the character of the variation in extinction is known.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
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