|English Dictionary: exhaustion||by the DICT Development Group|
|2 results for exhaustion|
|From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:|
|From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:|
Exhaustion \Ex*haus"tion\, n. [Cf. F. exhaustion.]|
1. The act of draining out or draining off; the act of
emptying completely of the contents.
2. The state of being exhausted or emptied; the state of
being deprived of strength or spirits.
3. (Math.) An ancient geometrical method in which an
exhaustive process was employed. It was nearly equivalent
to the modern method of limits.
Note: The method of exhaustions was applied to great variety
of propositions, pertaining to rectifications and
quadratures, now investigated by the calculus.