Examples of extinction in a Sentence
the extinction of all life in the region
the extinction of many old traditions
Mass extinctions of prehistoric animals are known to have occurred.
Recent Examples of extinction from the Web
In announcing his withdrawal from the international pact to fight global warming, Trump touted mines opening in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia and said the Paris accord would’ve been a near extinction-level event for such operations.
With vaquita now on the brink of extinction, the issue has drawn much attention from the international environmental community, which maintains that only the enforcement of a permanent gillnet ban in the region can ultimately save the species.
But all of those began to rapidly plummet into extinction about 15,000 years ago.
Fitzgerald accurately guessed that the world brought alive in The Last Tycoon was already headed for extinction in 1940.
Trump's decision on Paris is a choice between an existential crisis, including a burden on future generations, rising seas and mass extinction -- and clean energy jobs here and now.
Aimin Wang, a National Geographic grant recipient and director of the China division of the Wildlife Conservation Society, spoke with National Geographic about efforts to bring this species back from the brink of extinction.
The quagga, which once roamed the South African plains in herds of thousands, was hunted to extinction by the end of the 19th century.
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First Known Use of extinction
EXTINCTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of extinction for English Language Learners
: the state or situation that results when something (such as a plant or animal species) has died out completely
EXTINCTION Defined for Kids
Definition of extinction for Students
: the state of being, becoming, or making extinct
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