[ten-tey-shuh n]


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

Origin of tentation

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

analysis, examination, experiment, probe, research, study, test, tentation

British Dictionary definitions for tentations



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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