contraction noun [U] (REDUCTION)

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contraction noun [U] (MUSCLE)

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contraction noun [U] (WORD)

“Won’t” is a contraction of “will not”.

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(Definition of contraction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)


Examples of contraction


Experiments evaluating the effects of isoproteronol on tissue removed from the heart at surgery demonstrated initial inhibition of contraction with improvements over time.

The latter is a sequent calculus that needs none of the standard structural rules of weakening, contraction or cut.

This is consistent with the contraction of the regional system and a reduction in the production of export goods.

Two sequences are equivalent if and only if they admit contractions which have a common dilation.

This contraction occurs for the macromolecules themselves but is more dramatic in the case of the lattice contacts.

Along the way, we gain detailed insights into the changes that proofs undergo during cut elimination in the presence of weakening and contraction.

Getting this right can be quite tricky and not doing it may prevent cut or contraction elimination from succeeding correctly.

This is 2:1 second degree atrioventricular block – every other atrial contraction is followed by a ventricular contraction (v).

In this study, the grammatical measure included omissions of articles, prepositions, auxiliary verbs, and contractions, and incorrect usage of word order and negatives.

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Shading indicates the degree of pressure exerted on the vessels by contraction.

Instead of summing up expansions and contractions in extraordinary fiscal periods, we allow the effects of fiscal policy to vary between expansions and contraction.

That is, based on the test results, it is inappropriate to group expansions and contraction into a common regime definition such as extraordinary periods.

Initially water was pumped into the reservoir upstream of the contraction and allowed to flow through the contraction.

In particular, the total net flow from the active to the passive vertices is the same before and after the contraction.

Then we derive the typing rules of the catch and throw operators: they correspond respectively to right contraction and weakening rules of classical natural deduction.

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Translations of contraction

in Chinese (Traditional)

收縮, 縮小, 縮短…

in Chinese (Simplified)

收缩, 缩小, 缩短…

in Spanish

contracción, contracción [feminine]…

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(hamile) kasların kasılması, kısaltma, kısaltılmış sözcükler…

contraction [feminine], forme [feminine] contractée, réduction [feminine]…

stahování, smršťování, zkrácený tvar/slovo…

skurcz, skrót, forma ściągnięta…

das Zusammenziehen, die Abkürzung…

kortform [masculine], ve [masculine], sammentrekning [masculine]…

родовая схватка, сокращенная форма, уменьшение…

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