n. haste; hurrying walk, symptom of some nervous diseases.

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  • Festination — Fes ti*na tion, n. [L. festinatio.] Haste; hurry. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Festination — (v. lat.), Eile …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • festination — [fɛstinɑsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. XXe; « hâte », XIVe; lat. festinatio, du supin de festinare « se hâter ». ❖ ♦ Méd. Accélération de la marche pour éviter une chute en avant (symptôme parkinsonien) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • festination — [fes΄tə nā′shən] n. [L festinatio, haste: see FESTINATE] an involuntary inclination to hurry in walking, esp. seen in certain nervous diseases, as Parkinson s disease …   English World dictionary

  • festination — /fes teuh nay sheuhn/, n. Pathol. a gait marked by an involuntary hurrying in walking, observed in certain nerve diseases. [1530 40; < L festination (s. of festinatio) a hastening. See FESTINATE, ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • festination — noun The involuntary shortening of stride and quickening of gait that occurs in some diseases (e.g., Parkinsons disease) …   Wiktionary

  • festination — SYN: festinating gait. [L. festino, to hasten] * * * n. the short tottering steps that characterize the gait of a patient with parkinsonism. * * * fes·ti·na·tion (fes″tĭ naґshən) [L. festinatio] an involuntary tendency to take… …   Medical dictionary

  • Festination — Festinatio̱n [zu lat. festinare = sich beeilen, eilen] w; : unwillkürliche Gangbeschleunigung (bei bestimmten Nervenkrankheiten) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Festination — Fes|ti|na|ti|on die; <aus lat. festinatio »Hast, Eile« zu festinare, vgl. ↑festinieren> unwillkürliche Gangbeschleunigung (bei bestimmten Nervenkrankheiten; Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • festination — n. involuntary rapid gait caused by certain nerve diseases …   English contemporary dictionary

  • festination — fes·ti·na·tion …   English syllables

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