dilation

  • 1 Dilation — (or dilatation) refers to an enlargement or expansion in bulk or extent, the opposite of contraction. It derives from the Latin dilatare, to spread wide . In physiology: Pupillary dilation, dilation of the pupil of the eye Cervical dilation, the… …

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  • 2 dilation — ● dilation nom féminin (latin dilatio, onis) Phénomène d assimilation phonétique à distance. (Par exemple, en français, chercher est issu par dilation de sercher.) ● dilation (homonymes) nom féminin (latin dilatio, onis) dilations forme conjuguée …

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  • 3 Dilation — Di*la tion, n. [From dilate, v., cf. {Dilatation}, {Dilator}.] The act of dilating, or the state of being dilated; expansion; dilatation. Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] At first her eye with slow dilation rolled. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] A… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Dilation — Di*la tion, n. [L. dilatio. See {Dilatory}.] Delay. [Obs.] Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Dilatĭon — (v. lat., Rechtsw.), Aufschub, die Verlängerung einer, zu einem rechtlichen Acte gewährten Frist; daher Dilationsgesuche (s.u. Termin) u. Dilationsschein, Bescheinigung über die gestattete Fristverlängerung. Dilatorisch, aufschiebend, verzögernd; …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 Dilation — (lat.), Aufschub, Frist, besonders Vertagung eines Prozesses, vom Richter wegen fehlender Zeugen, Beweise etc. bewilligt …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 Dilation — (lat.), Aufschub, die zur Vornahme eines rechtlichen Aktes gewährte Frist; dilatōrisch, aufschiebend, verzögernd; dilatorische Einreden, dem Klageanspruch nicht dauernd, sondern nur zeitweise entgegenstehende; dilatorische Frist, s. Frist.… …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 Dilation — (lat. dilatio), Aufschub, besonders einer gerichtlichen Frist; dilatorisch, aufschiebend; Dilatorium, der durch richterliche Entscheidung gegebene Aufschub …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 9 dilation — index extension (expansion), inflation (increase) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 dilation — 1590s, formed from DILATE (Cf. dilate) on the mistaken assumption that the ate in that word was the Latin verbal suffix (it is instead part of the stem); the proper form, DILATATION (Cf. dilatation), is older (c.1400) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 dilation — [dī lā′shən, dilā′shən] n. 1. a dilating or being dilated, as of the pupil of an eye, a blood vessel, or the cervix during childbirth: cf. DILATATION 2. a dilated part …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 dilation — (di la sion) s. f. Action de différer, de retarder. •   La dilation du baptême laissait un grand nombre d enfants dans la malédiction, PASC. . HISTORIQUE    XIVe s. •   Il a bientest delivré et regardé et conclus que est à faire, et procede… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13 dilation — I. Dilation et delayement, Sustentatio, Dilatio. Sans dilation, Ne interuallo quidem facto. II. Dilation …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 14 Dilation — The process of enlargement or expansion. The word "dilatation" means the same thing. Both come from the Latin "dilatare" meaning "to enlarge or expand." * * * 1. Physiologic or artificial enlargement of a hollow… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 15 dilation — dilatation, dilation mean ‘making or becoming wider’ (from Latin latus meaning ‘wide’). Dilatation is the normal word in medical contexts, whereas dilation is more usual in general use. The verb is dilate …

    Modern English usage

  • 16 Dilation — Di|la|ti|on 〈f. 20〉 Aufschub, Frist, Verzögerung [<lat. dilatio] * * * Dilation   [lateinisch] die, / en, Aufschub. dilatorisch, aufschiebend, verzögernd, Recht: Einrede.   * * * Di|la|ti|on, die; , en [lat. dilatio, zu: differre (2. Part.:… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 17 dilation — dilate ► VERB 1) make or become wider, larger, or more open. 2) (dilate on) speak or write at length on. DERIVATIVES dilation noun. ORIGIN Latin dilatare spread out …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 dilation — noun 1. a lengthy discussion (spoken or written) on a particular topic • Derivationally related forms: ↑dilate • Hypernyms: ↑discussion, ↑treatment, ↑discourse 2. the act of expanding an aperture the dilation of the pupil of the eye …

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  • 19 dilation — noun Date: 15th century 1. the act or action of dilating ; the state of being dilated ; expansion, dilatation 2. the action of stretching or enlarging an organ or part of the body …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 Dilation — Dilatation thermique Pour les articles homonymes, voir dilatation (homonymie). La dilatation est l expansion du volume d un corps occasionné par son réchauffement, généralement imperceptible. Dans le cas d un gaz, il y a dilatation à pression… …

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