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Meaning of ‘contraction’
4 definitions found.
the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
(physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
Synonyms: muscular contraction
a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds
Example: "`won't' is a contraction of `will not'"
the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
Example: "the contraction of a gas on cooling"
Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University
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