retraction


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re·trac·tion

 (rĭ-trăk′shən)
n.
1. The act of retracting or the state of being retracted.
2.
a. The act of recanting or disavowing a previously held statement or belief.
b. A formal statement of disavowal.
3. The power of drawing back or of being drawn back.

retraction

(rɪˈtrækʃən)
n
1. the act of retracting or state of being retracted
2. the withdrawal of a statement, charge, etc

re•trac•tion

(rɪˈtræk ʃən)

n.
1. the act of retracting or the state of being retracted.
2. withdrawal of a promise, statement, etc.
3. retractile power.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retraction - a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
disavowal, disclaimer - denial of any connection with or knowledge of
backdown, climb-down, withdrawal - a retraction of a previously held position
2.retraction - the act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back; "the retraction of the landing gear"; "retraction of the foreskin"
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"

retraction

noun
A formal statement of disavowal:
Translations
سَحْب، تَراجُع، إنْكِماش
odvolání
tilbagetrækning
behúzásvisszahúzás
inn-/samdráttur
geri çekme

retraction

[rɪˈtrækʃən] Nretractación f, retracción f

retraction

n
(= act, of offer) → Rückzug m; (of statement)Rücknahme f; (of decision)Rückgängigmachung f; (= thing retracted)Rückzieher m
(of claws, Aviat, of undercarriage) → Einziehen nt

retract

(riˈtrӕkt) verb
to pull, or be pulled, into the body etc. A cat can retract its claws; A cat's claws can retract.
reˈtraction (-ʃən) noun
reˈtractable adjective
able to be pulled up or in. An aeroplane has retractable wheels.

re·trac·tion

n. retracción, encogimiento, contracción; acto de echarse hacia atrás;
clot ______ del coágulo;
uterine ______ uterina.
References in classic literature ?
A SLANDER travelling rapidly through the land upon its joyous mission was accosted by a Retraction and commanded to halt and be killed.
Your career of mischief is at an end," said the Retraction, drawing his club, rolling up his sleeves, and spitting on his hands.
said the Retraction, with contemptuous vulgarity of speech.
Many of the coloured papers, especially those that were the organs of religious bodies, joined in the general chorus of condemnation or demands for retraction.
During the whole time of the excitement, and through all the criticism, I did not utter a word of explanation of retraction.
He felt himself bound as much in honour as in affection to Miss Morland, and believing that heart to be his own which he had been directed to gain, no unworthy retraction of a tacit consent, no reversing decree of unjustifiable anger, could shake his fidelity, or influence the resolutions it prompted.
Guppy I told my guardian of his old proposal and his subsequent retraction.
He would obtain complete retraction from the accuser, and set the wrong right; but clearly the wrong could never have been done if he had never planned a deception.
That blow, unless there is a full retraction on the part of Sir Mulberry, Lord Frederick is ready to justify.
The answer to this concern turns on what is deemed a retraction in the presence of multi-party bids.
In Canada in December 2003, similar insight was demonstrated by the launching of a new Ottawa apostolate which identifies contraception as the foot of the "cultural and social disaster besieging our country" and which is seeking support for a petition to the Canadian bishops for retraction of the Winnipeg Statement.
Children with severe otitis media (OM) that requires multiple tube insertions are at greatest risk, because multiple perforations create more places for eardrum retraction pockets to form.