Synonyms for contraction
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The country's economic contraction was caused by high oil prices.
The contraction of AIDS from toilet seats is extremely rare.
Our contraction of debt in this quarter has reduced our ability to attract investors.
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An abbreviation is a shortening by any method; a contraction is a reduction of size by the drawing together of the parts. A contraction of a word is made by omitting certain letters or syllables and bringing together the first and last letters or elements; an abbreviation may be made either by omitting certain portions from the interior or by cutting off a part; a contraction is an abbreviation, but an abbreviation is not necessarily a contraction; rec't for receipt, mdse. for merchandise, and Dr. for debtor are contractions; they are also abbreviations; Am. for American is an abbreviation, but not a contraction. Abbreviation and contraction are used of words and phrases, abridgment of books, paragraphs, sentences, etc. Compare ABRIDGMENT.
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contraction, muscular contraction, muscle contractionnoun
(physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
compression, condensation, contractionnoun
the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
"the contraction of a gas on cooling"
a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds
"`won't' is a contraction of `will not'"; "`o'clock' is a contraction of `of the clock'"
the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
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It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content, or of weariness.
The anatomical juxtaposition of 2 orbicularis oris muscles in a state of contraction.
I told the mother on the next contraction I want you to push as hard as you can, the next contraction came, the baby came out, I guided the head out.
The forces of the Power Cycles work over time to distributes the power and wealth among nations. Every nation and every political party must go through the cycles of expansion and contraction. This is true for all past, current and future powers. The only difference is that this power cycle got accelerated tremendously with the introduction of the Internet and global communications.
Typically, recession data are subject to heavy revisions, nevertheless, taken at face value, the bigger-than-expected contraction suggests some downside risk to our call of a 9.5 % contraction in full year 2020.
Translations for contraction
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- свиване, скъсяване, контракция, съкращениеBulgarian
- contraccióCatalan, Valencian
- Kontraktion, Verkleinerung, ZusammenziehenGerman
- tarttuminen, lähentyminen, supistus, taantuma, tartunta, supistumamuoto, synnytyssupistus, kontraktio, lihassupistus, supistuminenFinnish
- 収縮, 陣痛, 攣縮Japanese
- 단축어, 위축, 단축Korean
- sammentrekning, kontraksjon, forminskningNorwegian
- forma ściąnięta, kontrakcjaPolish
- сокращение, сжатие, стяжениеRussian
- контракција, трудовиSerbo-Croatian
- minskning, kontraktion, sammandragningSwedish
- co thắtVietnamese
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