What does escalation mean?

Definitions for escalation
es·ca·la·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. escalation(noun)

    an increase to counteract a perceived discrepancy

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

Wiktionary

  1. escalation(Noun)

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

  2. escalation(Noun)

    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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How to say escalation in sign language?

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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. Deborah Birx:

    We're looking very carefully at the data every day and that's why you see this escalation in guidelines from the president.

  2. Kent Bacus:

    We believe that cooperation is a better path forward than escalation.

  3. Andrey Kortunov:

    The meeting between Putin and Erdogan ... will show how far both sides are willing to compromise. The question is whether the current tactical de-escalation can translate into a deeper strategic partnership.

  4. Antnio Guterres:

    I am alarmed by the risk of a military escalation in the region, including by miscalculation or misunderstanding.

  5. Jeremy Hunt:

    We are very worried about the risk of a conflict happening by accident, with an escalation that is unintended really on either side but ends with some kind of conflict, what we need is a period of calm to make sure that everyone understands what the other side is thinking.

Images & Illustrations of escalation

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