Definition of obtention in English:

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obtention

Pronunciation: /əbˈtenCHən/ Pronunciation: /äb-/

noun

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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with obtention

abstention, apprehension, ascension, attention, circumvention, comprehension, condescension, contention, contravention, convention, declension, detention, dimension, dissension, extension, gentian, hypertension, hypotension, intention, intervention, invention, mention, misapprehension, pension, prehension, prevention, recension, retention, subvention, supervention, suspension, tension

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Syllabification: ob·ten·tion

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