What does escalation mean?

Definitions for escalation
es·ca·la·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. escalationnoun

    an increase to counteract a perceived discrepancy

    "higher wages caused an escalation of prices"; "there was a gradual escalation of hostilities"

Wiktionary

  1. escalationnoun

    an increase or rise, especially one to counteract a perceived discrepancy

  2. escalationnoun

    a deliberate or premeditated increase in the violence or geographic scope of a conflict

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. escalation

    A deliberate or unpremeditated increase in scope or violence of a conflict.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of escalation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of escalation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of escalation in a Sentence

  1. Gilles Verniers:

    The escalation of their hate speech is reflective of the state of affairs in India, but they are able to get away with it more.

  2. Pete Buttigieg:

    I couldn't get it done, i could walk you through all of the things that we have done as a community, all of the steps that we took, from bias training to de-escalation, but it didn't save the life of Eric Logan. And when I look into his mother's eyes, I have to face the fact that nothing that I say will bring him back.

  3. Andrew Hunter:

    Because Turkey is not just an F-35 purchaser, but an industrial partner, blocking delivery of these systems represents a major escalation by the United States as it threatens to impose serious costs on both sides.

  4. The ICC:

    These attacks constitute an escalation and an unacceptable attempt to interfere with the rule of law and the Court's judicial proceedings.

  5. Barack Obama:

    It's very important right now for us to make sure that both the Russians and the Turks are talking to each other to find out exactly what happened and take measures to discourage any kind of escalation, turkey, like every country, has the right to defend its territory and its airspace.

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