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- temporal muscle,
- temporal plane,
- temporal pole,
- temporal process,
- temporal ridge,
- temporal-lobe epilepsy,
- temporary cartilage
Origin of temporal summation
First recorded in 1945–50
[ suh-mey-shuh n ]
/ səˈmeɪ ʃən /
the act or process of summing.
the result of this; an aggregate or total.
a review or recapitulation of previously stated facts or statements, often with a final conclusion or conclusions drawn from them.
Law. the final arguments of opposing attorneys before a case goes to the jury.
Physiology. the arousal of impulses by a rapid succession of stimuli, carried either by separate sensory neurons (spatial summation) or by the same sensory neuron (temporal summation).
Origin of summation
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/ (sʌˈmeɪʃən) /
the act or process of determining a sum; addition
the result of such an act or process
US law the concluding statements made by opposing counsel in a case before a court
Word Origin for summation
C18: from Medieval Latin summātiō, from summāre to total, from Latin summa sum 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
1760, from Modern Latin summationem (nominative summatio) "an adding up," from Late Latin summatus, past participle of summare "to sum up," from Latin summa (see sum).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
[ sə-mā′shən ]
The process by which multiple or repeated stimuli can produce a response in a nerve, muscle, or other part that one stimulus alone cannot produce.
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