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traction

Noun

1 the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road) [syn: grip, adhesive friction]
2 (orthopedics) the act of pulling on a bone or limb (as in a fracture) to relieve pressure or align parts in a special way during healing; "his leg was in traction for several days"

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Pronunciation

Noun

  1. the act of pulling something along a surface using motive power
  2. the condition of being so pulled
  3. the pulling power of an engine or animal
  4. the adhesive friction of a wheel etc on a surface
  5. a mechanically applied sustained pull, especially to a limb
  6. the extent of adoption of a new product or service, typically measured in number of customers or level of revenue achieved

Derived terms

Translations

act of pulling something along a surface using motive power
condition of being so pulled
pulling power of an engine or animal
adhesive friction of a wheel etc on a surface
mechanically applied sustained pull, especially to a limb
extent of adoption of a new product or service

Extensive Definition

Traction may refer to:
traction in German: Traktion
traction in French: Traction
traction in Dutch: Aandrijving
traction in Russian: Тяга

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