Contractible
Contractible Con*tract"i*ble, a. Capable of contraction. [1913 Webster]

Small air bladders distable and contractible. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]


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  • contractible — ⇒CONTRACTIBLE, adj. Qui a la possibilité de se contracter (cf. BALZAC, Théorie de la démarche, 1833, p. 642). Prononc. :[ ]. Étymol. et Hist. 1833 (BALZAC, loc. cit. : La pensée (...) si fluide, si expansible, si contractible). Dér. du rad. de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • contractible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ able to be shrunk or capable of contracting …   English terms dictionary

  • contractible — contractable, contractible see able, ible …   Modern English usage

  • contractible — adjective see contract II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • contractible — See contractibility. * * * …   Universalium

  • contractible — adjective a) Capable of contraction b) (of a topological set) Able to be reduced to one of its points by a continuous deformation …   Wiktionary

  • contractible — con tract·i·ble || tÉ™bl adj. shrinkable, reducible …   English contemporary dictionary

  • contractible — adjective able to be shrunk or capable of contracting …   English new terms dictionary

  • contractible — con·tract·ible …   English syllables

  • contractible — adj. that can be shrunk or drawn together …   Useful english dictionary

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