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Both the Winter and the Summer Solstices are expressions of love. They show us the opposition of light and dark, expansion and contraction, that characterize our experiences in the Earth school so that we can recognize our options as we move through our lives.
Gary Zukav

Meaning of "contraction" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONTRACTION

contraction  [kənˈtrækʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONTRACTION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Contraction is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONTRACTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of contraction in the English dictionary

The first definition of contraction in the dictionary is an instance of contracting or the state of being contracted. Other definition of contraction is any normal shortening or tensing of an organ or part, esp of a muscle, e.g. during childbirth. Contraction is also any abnormal tightening or shrinking of an organ or part.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONTRACTION


abstraction
æbˈstrækʃən
action
ˈækʃən
attraction
əˈtrækʃən
counterattraction
ˈkaʊntərəˌtrækʃən
detraction
dɪˈtrækʃən
diffraction
dɪˈfrækʃən
distraction
dɪˈstrækʃən
extraction
ɪkˈstrækʃən
fraction
ˈfrækʃən
infraction
ɪnˈfrækʃən
overextraction
ˌəʊvərɪkˈstrækʃən
protraction
prəˈtrækʃən
reaction
rɪˈækʃən
refraction
rɪˈfrækʃən
retraction
rɪˈtrækʃən
satisfaction
ˌsætɪsˈfækʃən
semiabstraction
ˌsemɪæbˈstrækʃən
substraction
səbˈstrækʃən
subtraction
səbˈtrækʃən
traction
ˈtrækʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONTRACTION

contract work
contractability
contractable
contractedly
contractedness
contractibility
contractible
contractibly
contractile
contractility
contracting party
contractional
contractionary
contractive
contractively
contractor
contractual
contractually
contractural
contracture

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONTRACTION

accreditation
auction
collection
connection
construction
correction
course of action
detection
direction
election
fiction
function
inspection
instruction
interaction
introduction
out of action
production
protection
section
selection

Synonyms and antonyms of contraction in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONTRACTION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «contraction» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of contraction

Translation of «contraction» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONTRACTION

Find out the translation of contraction to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of contraction from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «contraction» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

宫缩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

contracción
570 millions of speakers

English

contraction
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संकुचन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

انكماش
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сокращение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

contração
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সংকোচন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

contraction
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penguncupan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wehen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

陣痛
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자궁 수축
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kontraksi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

co
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுருங்குதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आकुंचन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kasılma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

contrazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skurcz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

скорочення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

contracție
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συστολή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

inkrimping
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kontraktion
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sammentrekning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of contraction

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTRACTION»

The term «contraction» is very widely used and occupies the 22.814 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTRACTION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «contraction» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «contraction» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about contraction

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8 QUOTES WITH «CONTRACTION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word contraction.
1
Goodman Ace
TV - a clever contraction derived from the words Terrible Vaudeville. However, it is our latest medium - we call it a medium because nothing's well done.
2
Ibrahim Babangida
It is of course the nature of historical contraction that the shortest distance to a historical destination is never a straight line.
3
Jessa Gamble
Before the advent of artificial light, we had 13, 14 hours in bed every night... and so what we experience now is about a 40% contraction of how we used to sleep, and I for one am glad of that - I don't want to spend 13 hours in bed.
4
Luis de Guindos
I don't think I've been too optimistic. The government believes the contraction will be around 1.5 per cent, as the central bank said. However, we're waiting to see the Commission estimate.
5
Serge Haroche
Most technological advances in our life now come from serendipitous discoveries. That is a contraction of rocket technology and computer technology and atomic clock technology.
6
Gina McCarthy
The EPA's greenhouse gas regulations, along with a host of other onerous regulations, are unnecessarily driving out conventional fuels as part of America's energy mix. The consequences are higher energy prices for families and a contraction of our nation's economic growth.
7
Charles Scott Sherrington
In some units it may suppress the motor discharge altogether, in some it may merely slow the motor discharge thus lessening the wave frequency of the contraction and so the tension.
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Gary Zukav
Both the Winter and the Summer Solstices are expressions of love. They show us the opposition of light and dark, expansion and contraction, that characterize our experiences in the Earth school so that we can recognize our options as we move through our lives.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONTRACTION»

Discover the use of contraction in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to contraction and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
If You Were a Contraction
If you were a contraction, you would be a shortened form of two words put together. You would change "it" and "is" to IT'S and "could" and "not" to COULDN'T. What else could you do if you were a contraction?
Trisha Speed Shaskan, 2008
2
Excitation-Contraction Coupling and Cardiac Contractile Force
This is then built into a more integrated picture of calcium regulation in succeeding chapters by detailed discussions of excitation-calcium coupling mechanisms (in skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle), the interplay between calcium ...
D. M. Bers, 2001
3
Static Contraction Training
Introduces a new approach to bodybuilding that uses a series of brief weight training exercises, and offers advice on nutrition and workout schedules
Peter Sisco, John R. Little, 1999
4
Muscle Contraction
The task of illustrating the book was made much easier by the photographs and diagrams kindly provided by Professor Ken Holmes, Dr Ron Milligan, Professor Basil Northover, Dr Hans Warrick, Dr John Squire, Dr JetT Harford, Dr Mary Reedy, Dr ...
Clive R. Bagshaw, 1993
5
Advanced Max Contraction Training
With Advanced Max Contraction Training and the Omega Set you'll: Smash through your physiological and psychological Gain up to eighteen pounds of muscle in just four weeks--without drugs, supplements, or exotic diets Make glycogen theory- ...
John Little, 2010
6
Biochemistry of Smooth Muscle Contraction
Also included in this book are intermediate filament proteins, and desmin and vimentin, whose function in smooth muscle is unknown; and several enzymes involved in the phosphorylation-dephosphorylation of contractile and other proteins.
Michael Barany, 1996
7
Muscular Contraction
The purpose of the book is to discuss the way that muscle works, asking questions at a fundamental level about the molecular basis of muscle tone production and muscle contraction.
Robert M. Simmons, 1992
8
Sliding Filament Mechanism in Muscle Contraction: Fifity ...
Sliding Filament Mechanism in Muscle Contraction: Fifty Years of Research covers the history of the sliding filament mechanism in muscle contraction from its discovery in 1954 by H.E. Huxley through and including modern day research.
Haruo Sugi, 2007
9
Cardiac contraction and the pressure-volume relationship
The product of 15 years of intense collaborative research, this book explains the use of the pressure-volume diagram in evaluating cardiac performance.
Kiichi Sagawa, 1988
10
Molecular Control Mechanisms in Striated Muscle Contraction
For the expert, this volume presents detailed pictures of current understanding of the mechanisms underlying the CA2+ regulation of contraction in heart and skeletal muscles and discusses important directions for future investigation.
R. John Solaro, Richard Lee Moss (Ph.D.), 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONTRACTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term contraction is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Likely contraction in Canadas economy increases the odds of …
Statistics Canada's survey on investment intentions released earlier this morning, pointed to a 7% contraction in private sector spending in ... «EconoTimes, Jul 15»
2
Australia Construction Sector Slips Deeper Into Contraction - AiG
The construction sector in Australia moved further into contraction territory in June, the latest survey from the Australian Industry Group showed ... «RTT News, Jul 15»
3
Consumer Sentiment Holds Up Amid Canada's Economic Contraction
Canadian household confidence remained near the 2015 high last week even after a report showed the economy mired in its longest ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
4
Taiwans foreign trade to drop back to a deeper contraction
Import growth is likely to have fallen back to deep contraction as well, given a strong negative base effect and cooling investments", says ... «EconoTimes, Jul 15»
5
Interest Rates Can Set Off a Major Contraction
As the first semester came to an end, the trend in worldwide markets since the third week of April, seems to have entered a downward phase. «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
6
Vantage Energy A Catalyst For Supply Contraction Thesis?
Vantage Energy is a great S-1 filing for those trading The United States Natural Gas ETF, LP to review. Why? Because it's essentially a proxy for ... «Seeking Alpha, Jul 15»
7
Second Contraction in Three Months
With a reading of 48.8 in May, Gardner's Plastics Processors' Business Index contracted for the second time in three months. May's index was the lowest since ... «Plastics Technology, Jul 15»
8
Valuations of US Equities Decline on the Economy's Contraction
... June 26, 2015. These were revised because of the contraction of the US economy in the first quarter of 2015, lowering manufacturing activity. «Market Realist, Jul 15»
9
EconomyHSBC China PMI indicates greater contraction
China's economy performed worse than expected in June, according to a closely-watched PMI survey compiled by HSBC, which indicated the ... «Financial Times, Jun 15»
10
Analysts forecast 1.49 pct. contraction for Brazil's economy
The latest forecast from private financial analysts points to a worse contraction than the government is projecting for 2015. The government has ... «Fox News Latino, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Contraction [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/contraction>. Sep 2020 ».
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