Excitation



[ek-sahy-tey-shuh n, -si-] /ˌɛk saɪˈteɪ ʃən, -sɪ-/

noun
1.
the act of exciting.
2.
the state of being excited.
3.
Electricity.

4.
Physics. a process in which a molecule, atom, nucleus, or particle is excited.
5.
Also called drive. Electronics. the varying voltage applied to the control electrode of a vacuum tube.
/ˌɛksɪˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of exciting or state of being excited
2.
a means of exciting or cause of excitement
3.

4.
the action of a stimulus on an animal or plant organ, inducing it to respond
n.

late 14c., from Old French excitation, from Latin excitationem (nominative excitatio), noun of action from past participle stem of excitare (see excite).

excitation ex·ci·ta·tion (ěk’sī-tā’shən)
n.

excitation
(ěk’sī-tā’shən)
The activity produced in an organ, tissue, or cell of the body that is caused by stimulation, especially by a nerve or neuron. Compare inhibition.

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