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obtention Syllabification: ob·ten·tion
Pronunciation: /əbˈtenCHən/ /äb-/

Definition of obtention in English:


The action of obtaining something: their protests serve no purpose and will only make their obtention of a diploma almost impossible
More example sentences
  • Alphonse used to say, a thing needed cancels the pleasure of its obtention.
  • Finally, we have already mentioned that the use of different values of ionization constants led to the obtention of different values.
  • The polymerization method allowed the obtention of transparent samples without irregularities or stresses caused by thermal shock.


Early 17th century: French, or from late Latin, obtentio(n-), from obtinere, 'obtain, gain'.

Words that rhyme with obtention

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