- the application of voltage to an electric device, as an electron-tube circuit, an antenna, or a dynamotor, often for producing a magnetic field in the device.
- the voltage applied.
Origin of excitation
OTHER WORDS FROM excitationpre·ex·ci·ta·tion, nounsu·per·ex·ci·ta·tion, noun
Words nearby excitation
How to use excitation in a sentence
The mind was a machine, something like a battery that built up excitation only to discharge it — in a great rush of relief — through the nervous system’s complicated coils.
Cycles in excitation and inhibition form waves that have been linked to different mental states.
Too much excitation may overload the brain, while too much inhibition may put it to sleep, Lendner said.
As a particle such as an electron moves through space, it constantly interacts with Higgs bosons — excitations of the Higgs field.
One of the important characteristics of mania is the super-excitation of the sexual faculty.
Even in normal menstruation there is often a marked physiological excitation which affects the entire person.
Now the important point is that when this excitation is going on in the brain, we are conscious, we see the picture.The Science of Human Nature|William Henry Pyle
Actions of a somewhat similar character normally occur in which it is not easy to point to the excitation of any sense or senses.The Psychology of Singing|David C. Taylor
The excitation of his nerves, however, kept him for the greater part of the night conscious of all that went on in the room.Flamsted quarries|Mary E. Waller
British Dictionary definitions for excitation
- the current in a field coil of a generator, motor, etc, or the magnetizing current in a transformer
- (as modifier)an excitation current