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Meaning of "oscitation" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OSCITATION

oscitation  [ˈɒsɪˈteɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OSCITATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oscitation is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OSCITATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oscitation

Yawn

A yawn is a reflex consisting of the simultaneous inhalation of air and the stretching of the eardrums, followed by an exhalation of breath. Pandiculation is the act of yawning and stretching simultaneously. Yawning most often occurs in adults immediately before and after sleep, during tedious activities and as a result of its infectious quality. It is commonly associated with tiredness, stress, overwork, lack of stimulation and boredom, though studies show it may be linked to the cooling of the brain. In humans, yawning is often triggered by others yawning and is a typical example of positive feedback. This "infectious" yawning has also been observed in chimpanzees, dogs, and can occur across species. Approximately 20 physiological reasons for yawning have been proposed by scholars, but there is little agreement about its main functions.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OSCITATION


accreditation
əˌkrɛdɪˈteɪʃən
adaptation
ˌædəpˈteɪʃən
alimentation
ˌælɪmɛnˈteɪʃən
citation
saɪˈteɪʃən
consultation
ˌkɒnsəlˈteɪʃən
documentation
ˌdɒkjʊmɛnˈteɪʃən
excitation
ˌɛksɪˈteɪʃən
hesitation
ˌhɛzɪˈteɪʃən
implementation
ˌɪmplɪmenˈteɪʃən
interpretation
ɪnˌtɜːprɪˈteɪʃən
invitation
ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən
limitation
ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃən
meditation
ˌmɛdɪˈteɪʃən
orientation
ˌɔːrɪɛnˈteɪʃən
presentation
ˌprɛzənˈteɪʃən
rehabilitation
ˌriːəˌbɪlɪˈteɪʃən
representation
ˌrɛprɪzɛnˈteɪʃən
reputation
ˌrɛpjʊˈteɪʃən
rotation
rəʊˈteɪʃən
transportation
ˌtrænspɔːˈteɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OSCITATION

oscillation
oscillational
oscillative
oscillator
oscillatory
oscillogram
oscillograph
oscillographic
oscillography
oscilloscope
oscilloscopic
oscine
oscinine
oscitance
oscitancies
oscitancy
oscitant
oscitantly
oscitate

WORDS THAT END LIKE OSCITATION

action
administration
animation
application
association
certification
combination
communication
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
duration
education
evaluation
federation
formation
foundation
generation

Synonyms and antonyms of oscitation in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «oscitation» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OSCITATION

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The translations of oscitation from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oscitation» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

oscitation
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oscitation
570 millions of speakers

English

oscitation
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

oscitation
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

oscitation
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

oscitation
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oscitation
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অমনোযোগ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

oscitation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oscitation
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

oscitation
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

oscitation
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

oscitation
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oscitation
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

oscitation
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கொட்டாவி விடுதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Oscitation
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ayakta uyuma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

oscitation
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oscitation
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

oscitation
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oscitation
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

oscitation
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oscitation
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oscitation
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oscitation
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oscitation

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OSCITATION»

The term «oscitation» is normally little used and occupies the 134.383 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OSCITATION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «oscitation» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «oscitation» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oscitation

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OSCITATION»

Discover the use of oscitation in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oscitation and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Tale of a Tub and Other Works
119: ''Tis a mere oscitation of our Scholiast, and of Suidas, that gaped after him' ( Works, vol. II, p. 209). Boyle repeats the word: 'to think this Expression first broach 'd by Herodotus, is such an Instance of Oscitation, as I could not easily imagine, ...
Jonathan Swift, Marcus Walsh, 2010
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The Modern Anglo-Bengali Dictionary:
oscitation. f* s$ ( ">*> ci-i: ) Orrii piwler -«^isi=r-Ig4' i Or'-son ifir'-s'ln), ». A nmal valiant person, iFr.im the tile o Vilentine and Orson) ; tt?>ft <T? 6rt, »z. (LNu. f>l.) A ---rivip <>f left, (Archaic or //</.); C dr-thd-ce-pliil'-le, ad>. With the breadth of the  ...
Charuchandra Guha, 2007
3
Musaeum Regalis Societatis Or a Catalogue & Description of ...
Amongst which, Dr. Willis reckons Oscitation or Yauning, and Expuition. Of the first, (a) his words are (a) Phar. _ these; In Ofcitatione,i 'Uefophagi a'uctum anzpliuri, O' quasi n gaiRamOsh wento quorlam influri O 'eszana'i sentimm. But who ...
Nehemiah Grew, 1681
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Musaeum Regalis Societatis. Or a Catalogue and Description ...
The two Musculars, chiefly subserve the, several Motions of the Gulet. Amongst which, Dr. Willis reckons Oscitation or Yauning, and Expuition. Of the first, ( a) his words are so) Pharthesez In Oscitatioue, Oejbphagi eluctum amplz'ari, 0' quasi a  ...
Nehemiah Grew, 1681
5
Musaeum Regalis Societatis. Or a Catalogue [et] Description ...
Amongst which, Dr. Willis reckons Oscitation or Yauning, and Expuition. Of the first, (a) his words are (.*) Phar- thesej In Ofcitatione, Oesophagi duftum ampliari, & quasi a ^ Rat,° vento quodam inflari & expandi sentimus. But who knows not, ...
Royal Society (Gran Bretaña), Nehemiah Grew, 1681
6
The Philadelphia Journal of the Medical and Physical Sciences
It at length occurred to me that pressure on that twig of the third branch of the fifth pair of nerves, which passes through the foramen at the chin, might be beneficial; the experiment succeeded, the oscitation having immediately ceased.
John Davidson Godman, Isaac Hays, 1825
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The universal etymological English dictionary
Oscitation. Thee, Paridel, she mark'd thee, there Stretch'd on the rack of a too easy chair ; And heard thy everlastingjureur: confess The pains and penalties of idleness. Pose's Dunciad. 2. Gape, triatus. Hence to the borders of the marsh they ...
Nathan Bailey, 1776
8
A Treatise on Female, Nervous, Hysterical, Hypochondriacal, ...
A very deep, slow, involuntary inspiration, with a large hiatus of the mouth, and a sonorous expiration, is called oscitation, or yawning. It is attended with or without pandiculation, or distention of the superior and inferior extremities. Amongst the ...
William Rowley, C. Nourse ((Londres)), E. Newbery ((Londres)), 1788
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The Medico-chirurgical Review
It at length occurred to me that pressure on that twig of the third branch of the fifth pair of nerves, which passes through the foramen at the chin, might be beneficial ; the experiment succeeded, the oscitation having immediately ceased.
James Johnson, 1825
10
The Medico-Chirurgical Review
It at length occurred to me that pressure on that twig of the third branch of the fifth pair of nerves, which passes through the foramen ut the chin, might be beneficial : the experiment succeeded, the oscitation having immediately ceased.
‎1825

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OSCITATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oscitation is used in the context of the following news items.
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Boone Winnebago Regional Spelling Bee highlights from 2008-2013
National stage: Kottapalli misspelled “oscitation” in the third round. 2009. The winner was Winnebago Middle School seventh-grader Brett Hill. «Rockford Register Star, Mar 14»

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