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Definitions for expiration
ˌɛk spəˈreɪ ʃənex·pi·ra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. termination, expiration, expirynoun

    a coming to an end of a contract period

    "the expiry of his driver's license"

  2. passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, releasenoun

    euphemistic expressions for death

    "thousands mourned his passing"

  3. exhalation, expiration, breathing outnoun

    the act of expelling air from the lungs

Wiktionary

  1. expirationnoun

    The act of expiring

  2. expirationnoun

    The act or process of breathing out, or forcing air from the lungs through the nose or mouth; as, respiration consists of inspiration and expiration; -- opposed to inspiration.

  3. expirationnoun

    Emission of volatile matter; exhalation.

  4. expirationnoun

    The last emission of breath; death.

  5. expirationnoun

    A coming to a close; cessation; extinction; termination; end.

  6. expirationnoun

    That which is expired; matter breathed forth; that which is produced by breathing out, as a sound.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expirationnoun

    the act of expiring

    Etymology: [L. expiratio,exspiratio: cf. F. expiration. See Expire.]

  2. Expirationnoun

    the act or process of breathing out, or forcing air from the lungs through the nose or mouth; as, respiration consists of inspiration and expiration; -- opposed to inspiration

    Etymology: [L. expiratio,exspiratio: cf. F. expiration. See Expire.]

  3. Expirationnoun

    emission of volatile matter; exhalation

    Etymology: [L. expiratio,exspiratio: cf. F. expiration. See Expire.]

  4. Expirationnoun

    the last emission of breath; death

    Etymology: [L. expiratio,exspiratio: cf. F. expiration. See Expire.]

  5. Expirationnoun

    a coming to a close; cessation; extinction; termination; end

    Etymology: [L. expiratio,exspiratio: cf. F. expiration. See Expire.]

  6. Expirationnoun

    that which is expired; matter breathed forth; that which is produced by breathing out, as a sound

    Etymology: [L. expiratio,exspiratio: cf. F. expiration. See Expire.]

Freebase

  1. Expiration

    Expiration is an independent feature film written, directed and starring Gavin Heffernan. It was the winner of the Grand Jury Prize and Best Film at the Canadian Filmmakers' Festival.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expiration in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expiration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of expiration in a Sentence

  1. Keith Chi:

    Sen. Wyden believes the Senate should act on the USA Freedom Act as soon as possible, senate Republican leaders chose to run out the clock until expiration of these provisions was the only likely outcome, and they bear full responsibility for where the Senate stands today.

  2. Jeff Flake:

    Even long beyond their expiration date, they live on – they find a way.

  3. Rebekah Koffler:

    Corruption is so rampant, there’s not the same scrupulousness in Russia – it’s former Soviet Union, and it’s not even in the culture to check the expiration because no one would trust it anyways.

  4. James Clark:

    All of the scheduled executions must be halted for good, while the death penalty is unacceptable in any case, the judicial process should not be cut short for something as trivial as an expiration date when the stakes are so high.

  5. Beverly Johnson:

    The truth has no expiration date on it.

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Translations for expiration

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  • uitasemAfrikaans
  • свършване, издишване, изтичане, последно издиханиеBulgarian
  • výdech, expiraceCzech
  • λήξηGreek
  • ekspiraatio, erääntyminen, uloshengitys, umpeutuminen, viimeinen henkäysFinnish
  • expirationFrench
  • истечениеRussian
  • exspirationSwedish

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