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Definition of Extraction


  1. The act of extracting, or drawing out; as, the extraction of a tooth, of a bone or an arrow from the body, of a stump from earth, of a passage from a book, of an essence or tincture.
  2. Derivation from a stock or family; lineage; descent; birth; the stock from which one has descended.
  3. That which is extracted; extract; essence.

Extraction Quotations

Logic is the last scientific ingredient of Philosophy; its extraction leaves behind only a confusion of non-scientific, pseudo problems.
Rudolf Carnap

Nothing has prepared sharks, squid, krill and other sea creatures for industrial-scale extraction that destroys entire ecosystems while targeting a few species.
Sylvia Earle

The Philippines has vast minerals that are still untapped. It has one of the world's largest deposits of gold, nickel, copper and chromite. Through responsible mining, we intend to generate more revenues from the extraction of these resources.
Benigno Aquino III

The extraction of oil, coal and minerals brought, and still brings, a cost to the environment.

Just as fossil fuels from conventional sources are finite and are becoming depleted, those from difficult sources will also run out. If we put all our energy and resources into continued fossil fuel extraction, we will have lost an opportunity to have invested in renewable energy.
David Suzuki
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Extraction Translations

extraction in German is Extrakt, herausziehen, Extrakt
extraction in Italian is estrazione del carbone
extraction in Norwegian is utvinning, avstamning, uttrekking
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