tentation

tentation

[ten-tey-shuhn]
noun
a method of making mechanical adjustments or the like by a succession of trials.

Origin:
1875–80; < Latin tentātiōn- (stem of tentātiō) trial, variant of temptātiō. See temptation

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tentation (tɛnˈteɪʃən)
 
n
a method of achieving the correct adjustment of a mechanical device by a series of trials
 
[C14: from Latin tentātiō, variant of temptātiōtemptation]

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