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Synonyms for contraction
kənˈtræk ʃəncon·trac·tion

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Wiktionary

  1. contractionnoun

    Antonyms:
    expansion, dilatation

  2. contractionnoun

    Antonyms:
    dilatation, expansion

  3. contractionnoun

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

    Antonyms:
    expansion, dilatation

  4. contractionnoun

    Antonyms:
    dilatation, expansion

  5. contractionnoun

    Antonyms:
    expansion, dilatation

  6. contractionnoun

    Antonyms:
    dilatation, expansion

  7. contractionnoun

    The contraction of AIDS from toilet seats is extremely rare.

    Antonyms:
    dilatation, expansion

  8. contractionnoun

    Antonyms:
    dilatation, expansion

  9. contractionnoun

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

    Antonyms:
    dilatation, expansion

  10. contractionnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contraction, muscular contraction, muscle contractionnoun

    (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, contractionnoun

    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. contractionnoun

    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. contractionnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    muscular contraction, condensation, compression, muscle contraction

    Antonyms:
    expansion, enlargement

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contractionnoun

    Synonyms:
    shrinking, shrivelling, corrugation, drawing together

  2. contractionnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contractionnoun

    Synonyms:
    astriction, constriction, stricture, syncopation, condensation

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How to use contraction in a sentence?

  1. in Berlin:

    It's one of the first thing they should have checked in Omsk. There are a number of symptoms that accompany this poisoning including various types of muscle paralysis, contraction of the pupil in the eye, blood tests, and so on.

  2. Ilanit Sherf:

    Despite the long period of mergers and acquisitions in Europe and the contraction in the number of players in the market, prices rose relatively moderately and not aggressively.

  3. Amy George:

    Lots of times, people aren’t doing Kegels properly—they may be contracting their glutes or thighs or abdominals instead of it being a focused contraction of pelvic floor.

  4. Luis Otavio de Souza Leal:

    This is a surprise, nobody expected a contraction in October, the number suggests we could have another quarter of flat growth, stagnation.

  5. Barack Obama:

    Right now, he's presiding over the collapse of his currency, a major financial crisis and a huge economic contraction, that doesn't sound like somebody who has rolled me or the United States of America.

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