[ ten-tey-shuh n ]
/ 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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British Dictionary definitions for tentations
/ (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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