tentation

[ ten-tey-shuh n ]
/ tɛnˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

a method of making mechanical adjustments or the like by a succession of trials.

Nearby words

  1. tent trailer,
  2. tentacle,
  3. tentacled,
  4. tentacular,
  5. tentage,
  6. tentative,
  7. tentatively,
  8. tented,
  9. tenter,
  10. tenterhook

Origin of tentation

1875–80; < Latin tentātiōn- (stem of tentātiō) trial, variant of temptātiō. See temptation

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British Dictionary definitions for tentations

tentation

/ (tɛnˈteɪʃən) /

noun

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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