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tentation

[ten-tey-shuh n] /tɛnˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a method of making mechanical adjustments or the like by a succession of trials.
Origin of tentation
1875-1880
1875-80; < Latin tentātiōn- (stem of tentātiō) trial, variant of temptātiō. See temptation
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tentation

/tɛnˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
a method of achieving the correct adjustment of a mechanical device by a series of trials
Word Origin
C14: from Latin tentātiō, variant of temptātiōtemptation
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