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Definition of the noun escalation

What does escalation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: escalations

  1. an increase to counteract a perceived discrepancy
    • examples: higher wages caused an escalation of prices | there was a gradual escalation of hostilities
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: increase / step-up = the act of increasing something

Alternative definition of the noun escalation


  1. an increase or rise, especially one to counteract a perceived discrepancy
  2. a deliberate or premeditated increase in the violence or geographic scope of a conflict


"Escalation" is a 1968 Italian film written and directed by Roberto Faenza and starring actor Gabriele Ferzetti.


  1. "Escalation" is a musical album of Ennio Morricone.
    • released in (23 years ago)
  2. "Escalation" is a musical single of Rie Tomosaka.
    • released on (18 years ago)
  3. "Escalation" is a musical album of Necronomicon.
    • released in (27 years ago)
  4. "Escalation" is a musical album of The Loomers.
  5. "Escalation" is a composition.


  1. Escalation: Eskalacija označava povećanje ili zaoštravanja u primjeni - prvobitno policijskih, vojnih ili političkih sredstava.
  2. Escalation is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
  3. Escalation is the process of notifying your supervisor/boss regarding a problem you are facing with another party in the organization that operates at roughly the same level as you. A mutual escalation occurs when both parties can't agree on a solution to a particular problem, and they agree to both escalate it so that it can be sorted out at a higher level.The word is also used in cases where a particularly negative and important event occurs and higher ups need to be notified about it..

Phrases with Escalation

  1. Escalation Plan
  2. de-escalation
  3. Re-Escalation

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Escalation

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Google previewEscalation and Negotiation in International Conflicts (2005)

by I. William Zartman, Guy Olivier Faure

Thus conceived, escalation is an expression of power, a rational approach to conflict, as parties take increasing actions to change the other party's behavior.1 Escalation is the pursuit of conflict designed to end conflict, but the designed end ...

Google previewHearings (1957)

Escalation means upward and downward. Mr. Stults.

Google previewCompTIA Security+ SY0-301 Practice Questions Exam Cram (2011)

by Diane Barrett

Privilege escalation is a vulnerability represented by the accidental or intentional access to resources not intended for access by the user. Application flaws can allow a normal user access to administrative functions reserved for ...

Google previewCompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Cert Guide, Academic Edition (2014)

by David L. Prowse

Explanation: Privilege escalation is the act of gaining a higher level of access to resources. It is sometimes done by using the local system account in Windows. Privilege escalation is a method of attack, whereas Trojans, spyware, and spam ...

Google previewMale Criminal Activity from Childhood Through Youth (2013)

Multilevel and Developmental Perspectives by Marc Le Blanc, Marcel Frechette

proposed a clear definition: “Escalation is the tendency for offenders to move to more serious offense types as...

we propose the following definition: Escalation refers to the appearance of a sequence of diverse forms of delinquent ...

Google previewWho Intervenes? (2006)

Ethnic Conflict and Interstate Crisis by David Carment, Patrick James, Zeynep Taydas

While horizontal escalation can occur in the absence of directed state activity, vertical escalation refers to a set of...

Vertical escalation means internal ethnic conflict that leads to crisis, intervention, and possibly war with other states.6 When the ...

Google previewOutsourcing For Dummies (2008)

by Ed Ashley

Escalation is the process to raise problems to a higher organizational level for resolution. You need to create one because...

State strongly in the policy that escalation is a process and everyone should adhere to it. Make sure that all who have ...

Google previewDangerous Thresholds (2008)

Managing Escalation in the 21st Century by Forrest E. Morgan, Karl P. Mueller, Evan S. Medeiros, Kevin L. Pollpeter, Roger Cliff

Escalation is a natural tendency in any form of human competition, and today's security environment demands that the United States be prepared for a host of escalatory threats.

Google previewEscalation in Decision-Making (2012)

Behavioural Economics in Business by Ms Julia Hodgson, Professor Helga Drummond

Summary Escalation refers to an active decision to reinvest in a failing venture beyond an economically defensible point — for example, when marginal costs consistently exceed marginal revenues. There are four main theories of escalation.

Google previewFM 2014: Formal Methods (2014)

19th International Symposium, Singapore, May 12-16, 2014. Proceedings by Cliff Jones, Pekka Pihlajasaari, Jun Sun

Obviously privilege escalation is a common problem of every OS, e.g., when a kernel bug is exploited to gain root access. However, in Android, privilege escalation is possible even when apps are running in the confine of Android sandboxes ...

Google previewGeography revision for success in Paper 1 (2014)

by Nadine Koerner

Tariff escalation refers to the practice of developed countries keeping tariffs on raw materials and primary goods (imported by these countries) low, while maintaining much higher tariffs on the semiprocessed and highervalue goods made from ...

Google previewInadvertent Escalation (2013)

Conventional War and Nuclear Risks by Barry R. Posen

Nuclear escalation is an extremely dangerous step. and statesmen have thus far not proven themselves cavalier in taking it. it may be that during an intense conventional conflict among states with large nuclear arsenals, statesmen and ...

Google previewCost Management , Strategic Emphasis (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Escalation is the phenomenon of something getting more intense step by step, for example a quarrel, or, notably, a war between states possessing weapons of mass destruction. Compare to escalator, a device that lifts something to a higher ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms (2013)

by William E. (Bill) Roark, William R. (Ryan) Roark

ESCALATION CLAUSE An escalation clause is a clause in a legal document such as a lease that provides for an increase in payments to a lessor under certain preagreed upon events. Generally, an escalation clause is inserted to protect the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict (2008)

One or both sides might not fully understand the military operational details of nuclear alerts, thereby sending signals not intended and generating a process of escalation over which they ultimately lost control. Political leaders and some ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations: A-E (2002)

by Cathal J. Nolan


Google previewA Dictionary of Business and Management (2016)

by Jonathan Law

escalation clause A clause in a contract authorizing the contractor to increase the price ...

Google previewSafire's Political Dictionary (2008)

by William Safire

escalation An increase in military activity, either in preparation for or during an armed conflict; by extension, ...

Google previewThe Arms Control, Disarmament, and Military Security Dictionary (2007)

by Jeffrey M. Elliot, Robert Reginald

In a nuclear confrontation, however, the stakes are far greater — rapid escalation must be avoided, as it could spell instant disaster or extinction. In a nuclear age, most experts believe ...

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Between an uncontrolled escalation and passivity, there is a demanding road of responsibility that we must follow. (Dominique de Villepin)
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Scrabble value of E1S1C3A1L1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 10-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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