contractive
adjective see contraction

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Contractive — Con*tract ive, a. Tending to contract; having the property or power or power of contracting. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contractive — [kən trak′tiv] adj. [ML contractivus] 1. having the power of contracting 2. producing or tending to produce contraction 3. of contraction …   English World dictionary

  • contractive — contract ► NOUN 1) a written or spoken agreement intended to be enforceable by law. 2) informal an arrangement for someone to be killed by a hired assassin. ► VERB 1) decrease in size, number, or range. 2) (of a muscle) become shorter and tighter …   English terms dictionary

  • contractive — contractively, adv. contractiveness, n. /keuhn trak tiv/, adj. 1. serving or tending to contract. 2. capable of contracting. [1615 25; CONTRACT + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • contractive — adjective Able to contract; contractile …   Wiktionary

  • contractive — con trac·tive || ktɪv adj. tending to shrink, tending to contract …   English contemporary dictionary

  • contractive — con·trac·tive …   English syllables

  • contractive — /kənˈtræktɪv/ (say kuhn traktiv) adjective serving or tending to contract. –contractively, adverb –contractiveness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • contractive — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Approximately finite dimensional C*-algebra — In C* algebras, an approximately finite dimensional, or AF, C* algebra is one that is the inductive limit of a sequence of finite dimensional C* algebras. Approximate finite dimensionality was first defined and described combinatorially by… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”