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Synonyms for contraction
kənˈtræk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contraction, muscular contraction, muscle contraction(noun)

    (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)

    Synonyms:
    muscular contraction, condensation, compression, muscle contraction

    Antonyms:
    enlargement, expansion

  2. compression, condensation, contraction(noun)

    the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together

    "the contraction of a gas on cooling"

    Synonyms:
    densification, abridgement, condensation, compressing, abridgment, compression, capsule, concretion, compaction, muscle contraction, condensate, muscular contraction, condensing

    Antonyms:
    enlargement, expansion

  3. contraction(noun)

    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'"

    Synonyms:
    muscular contraction, condensation, compression, muscle contraction

    Antonyms:
    expansion, enlargement

  4. contraction(noun)

    the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope

    Synonyms:
    muscular contraction, condensation, compression, muscle contraction

    Antonyms:
    expansion, enlargement

Wiktionary

  1. contraction(noun)

    Antonyms:
    expansion, dilatation

  2. contraction(noun)

    Antonyms:
    dilatation, expansion

  3. contraction(noun)

    The country's economic contraction was caused by high oil prices.

    Antonyms:
    expansion, dilatation

  4. contraction(noun)

    Antonyms:
    dilatation, expansion

  5. contraction(noun)

    Antonyms:
    expansion, dilatation

  6. contraction(noun)

    Antonyms:
    dilatation, expansion

  7. contraction(noun)

    The contraction of AIDS from toilet seats is extremely rare.

    Antonyms:
    dilatation, expansion

  8. contraction(noun)

    Antonyms:
    dilatation, expansion

  9. contraction(noun)

    Our contraction of debt in this quarter has reduced our ability to attract investors.

    Antonyms:
    dilatation, expansion

  10. contraction(noun)

    Antonyms:
    dilatation, expansion

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contraction

    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.

    Synonyms:
    abbreviation, abridgment

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contraction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    shrinking, shrivelling, corrugation, drawing together

  2. contraction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    reduction, shortening, diminution, lessening, abridgment, abbreviation

How to pronounce contraction?

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How to say contraction in sign language?

  1. contraction

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#19418contraction
#19772recession
#21238shrinking
#24556condensation
#24932slowdown
#26269tightening
#28176downturn
#33811compaction
#34394shrinkage
#34445condensate
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#40572compressing
#42802deflation
#63716contractile
#75551retrenchment
#95776contracture
#132731densification
#134784abridgment
#137337abridgement
#252824concretion

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