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A coming to an end; The act of putting something out (as a fire); A conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus; Complete annihilation;

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  • The extinction of the volcano
  • The extinction of the lights
  • They think a meteor cause the extinction of the dinosaurs
  • The extinction of a species
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