[ ten-tey-shuhn ]
/ tɛnˈteɪ ʃən /
a method of making mechanical adjustments or the like by a succession of trials.
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Origin of tentation
1875–80; <Latin tentātiōn- (stem of tentātiō) trial, variant of temptātiō.See temptation
Words nearby tentation
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Example sentences from the Web for tentation
The furnace tryeth the Potters vessell, and tentation of tribulation, trieth good men.A Discovrse of Fire and Salt (A Discourse of Fire and Salt)|Blaise de Vigenre
La Tentation proved a source of labor, for he never ceased revising it until it appeared in book form in 1874.Madame Bovary|Gustave Flaubert
British Dictionary definitions for tentation
/ (tɛnˈteɪʃən) /
a method of achieving the correct adjustment of a mechanical device by a series of trials
Word Origin for tentation
C14: from Latin tentātiō, variant of temptātiō temptation
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