Annihilation meaning

ə-nīə-lāshən
The definition of an annihilation is the entire and complete destruction of a place, thing or group.

An example of an annihilation is the bombing of an entire town and the resulting murder of all the residents.

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The act of reducing to nothing, or nonexistence; or the act of destroying the form or combination of parts under which a thing exists, so that the name can no longer be applied to it; as, the annihilation of a corporation.
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The state of being annihilated.
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(physics) The process of a particle and its corresponding antiparticle combining to produce energy.
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The phenomenon in which a particle and an antiparticle, such as an electron and a positron, meet and are converted to a combination of energy or energetic particles approximately equivalent to the sum of their masses.
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Origin of annihilation

  • From Middle French annihilation, from Latin ad (“to") + nihil (“nothing").

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