Definition of Dilation

1. Noun. A lengthy discussion (spoken or written) on a particular topic.

Generic synonyms: Discourse, Discussion, Treatment
Derivative terms: Dilate

2. Noun. The act of expanding an aperture. "The dilation of the pupil of the eye"
Exact synonyms: Dilatation
Generic synonyms: Enlargement, Expansion
Specialized synonyms: Vasodilation, Mydriasis
Derivative terms: Dilate, Dilate

Definition of Dilation

1. n. Delay.

2. n. The act of dilating, or the state of being dilated; expansion; dilatation.

Definition of Dilation

1. Noun. The act of dilating. ¹

2. Noun. State of being dilated; expansion; dilatation. ¹

3. Noun. Delay. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dilation

1. the act of dilating [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dilation

1. The process of enlargment or expansion. The word dilatation means the same thing. Both come from the Latin dilatare meaning to enlarge or expand. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dilation

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dilatative
dilatator
dilatators
dilate
dilated
dilated cardiomyopathy
dilated pore
dilatedly
dilater
dilaters
dilates
dilating
dilatino
dilatinos
dilation (current term)
dilation and curettage
dilation and evacuation
dilation thrombosis
dilational
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dilatometers
dilatometric
dilatometries
dilatometry
dilaton
dilatonic
dilatons

Literary usage of Dilation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1900)
"... we can call forth the accompanying changes in the iris, and can thus at pleasure produce a constriction, narrowing, or a dilation, widening, ..."

2. A Text book of physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"The dilation of A however, by diminishing the resistance, permits, even with the ... Thus, as the result of the dilation of any artery, there occur (1) ..."

3. Diseases of the Intestines: Their Special Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment by John Conrad Hemmeter (1902)
"Idiopathic dilation of the Colon. Nature and Concept.—By idiopathic dilation of the colon is meant an abnormal primary enlargement not consequent or ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1890)
"Stimulation of the sympathetic with a weakish current (c = 10) produces dilation of the pupil and constriction of the arteries of the ear. 1.59. ..."

5. Diseases of the stomach: Their Special Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment by John Conrad Hemmeter (1900)
"Boas calls the fully developed dilation mechanical insufficiency of the second ... Atonic or typical ectasia, or dilation. 3. Secondary ectasia, or pyloric ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1845)
"This criterion not being-altogether accurate.it is impossible to determine whether actual dilation was produced by the medicine. Even if it were, ..."

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