retraction

  • 1 rétraction — [ retraksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1515; « action de se retirer » fin XIVe; lat. retractio 1 ♦ Acte par lequel certains animaux, certains organes, en présence de situations ou d excitations déterminées, se contractent et se déforment de façon à occuper le… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 retraction — re·trac·tion /ri trak shən/ n: an act of taking back or withdrawing retraction of a confession her retraction of the defamatory statement Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Retraction — Re*trac tion (r[ e]*tr[=a]k sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. r[ e]traction, L. retractio a drawing back, hesitation.] 1. The act of retracting, or drawing back; the state of being retracted; as, the retraction of a cat s claws. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Retraction — (v. lat.), 1) das Zurückziehen; 2) das Zusammenziehen der Nerven …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 5 Retraction — Retraction, lat. deutsch, Zurückziehung; die Zusammenziehung der Nerven …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 6 retraction — (n.) late 14c., from L. retractionem (nom. retractio), from pp. stem of retractare revoke, cancel, from re back + tractere draw violently, frequentative of trahere to draw (see TRACT (Cf. tract) (1)). Originally the title of a book by St.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 retraction — [ri trak′shən] n. [ME retraccion < LL retractio] 1. a retracting or being retracted; specif., a) withdrawal, as of a statement, promise, charge, etc. b) a drawing or being drawn back or in 2. power of retracting …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Retraction — A retraction is a public statement, either in print, or by verbal statement that is made to correct a previously made statement that was incorrect, invalid, or in error. The intent of a public retraction is to correct any incorrect… …

    Wikipedia

  • 9 retraction — retract re‧tract [rɪˈtrækt] verb [transitive] 1. FINANCE if a company retracts bonds, shares etc, it takes them off the market by buying them back from investors; = RETIRE: • It will use its credit line to retract C$53.3 million in preferred… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 retraction — UK [rɪˈtrækʃ(ə)n] / US [rɪˈtrækʃən] noun Word forms retraction : singular retraction plural retractions a) [countable] a statement in which you say that something that you previously said or wrote is not true Did you demand a full retraction? b)… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 rétraction — (ré tra ksion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   Terme d histoire naturelle. État d une partie rétractile, d une partie retirée, rentrée en dedans. •   Une substance qui se dilate par la chaleur, éprouve en se refroidissant une contraction …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 12 RÉTRACTION — s. f. T. de Médec. Raccourcissement, contraction d une partie. Rétraction de la cuisse. Rétraction du scrotum …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 13 RÉTRACTION — n. f. T. de Médecine Raccourcissement, contraction d’une partie du corps. Rétraction de la cuisse. Rétraction d’un doigt, d’un nerf, d’un muscle …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 14 retraction — /ri trak sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of retracting or the state of being retracted. 2. withdrawal of a promise, statement, opinion, etc.: His retraction of the libel came too late. 3. retractile power. [1350 1400; ME retraccioun < L retraction (s. of… …

    Universalium

  • 15 retraction — n. to issue a retraction * * * [rɪ trækʃ(ə)n] to issue a retraction …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 retraction — re|trac|tion [rıˈtrækʃən] n formal 1.) an official statement that something which you said previously is not true retraction of ▪ The newspaper was forced to publish a retraction of its allegations. 2.) [U] the act of pulling one part of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 retraction — re|trac|tion [ rı trækʃən ] noun count a statement in which you say that something that you previously said or wrote is not true: Did you demand a full retraction? a. uncount the act of saying that something you previously said or wrote is not… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 retraction — noun 1. a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion • Syn: ↑abjuration, ↑recantation • Derivationally related forms: ↑recant (for: ↑recantation), ↑abjure (for …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 retraction — 1. A shrinking, drawing back, or pulling apart. 2. Posterior movement of teeth, usually with the aid of an orthodontic appliance. [L. retractio, a drawing back] gingival r. 1. lateral movement of the gingival …

    Medical dictionary

  • 20 retraction — noun 1 (C) an official statement saying that something which you said previously is not true: The newspaper was forced to publish a retraction of all its allegations. 2 (U) the act of retracting something …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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