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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dilation \Di*la"tion\, noun [L. dilatio. See {Dilatory}.] Delay. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dilation \Di*la"tion\, noun [From dilate, v., cf. {Dilatation}, {Dilator}.] The act of dilating, or the state of being dilated; expansion; dilatation. --Mrs. Browning.

At first her eye with slow dilation rolled. --Tennyson.

A gigantic dilation of the hateful figure. --Dickens.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dilation

noun

1: a lengthy discussion (spoken or written) on a particular topic

2: the act of expanding an aperture; "the dilation of the pupil of the eye" [syn: {dilation}, {dilatation}]


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