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trac·tion

 (trăk′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of drawing or pulling, especially the drawing of a vehicle or load over a surface by motor power.
b. The condition of being drawn or pulled.
2. Pulling power, as of a draft animal or engine.
3. Adhesive friction, as of a wheel on a track or a tire on a road.
4. Medicine A sustained pull applied mechanically especially to the arm, leg, or neck so as to correct fractured or dislocated bones, overcome muscle spasms, or relieve pressure.
5. Informal Impetus or advancement, as toward a desired result: The bill gained traction in the Senate and was passed by a large majority.

[Medieval Latin tractiō, tractiōn-, from Latin tractus, past participle of trahere, to pull, draw.]

trac′tion·al adj.

traction

(ˈtrækʃən)
n
1. the act of drawing or pulling, esp by motive power
2. the state of being drawn or pulled
3. (Medicine) med the application of a steady pull on a part during healing of a fractured or dislocated bone, using a system of weights and pulleys or splints
4. (Mechanical Engineering) the adhesive friction between a wheel and a surface, as between a driving wheel of a motor vehicle and the road
[C17: from Medieval Latin tractiō, from Latin tractus dragged; see tractile]
ˈtractional adj
tractive adj

trac•tion

(ˈtræk ʃən)

n.
1. the adhesive friction of a body on some surface, as a wheel on a rail or a tire on a road.
2. the action of drawing a body, vehicle, train, or the like, along a surface.
3. the deliberate and prolonged pulling of a muscle, organ, or the like, as by weights, to correct dislocation, relieve pressure, etc.
4. the act of drawing or pulling.
5. the state of being drawn.
[1605–15; < Medieval Latin tractiō dragging, hauling < Latin trac-, variant s. of trahere to pull, draw]
trac′tion•al, adj.

traction

, tractor - Traction and tractor trace back to Latin tractus, "drawing, pulling," and trahere, "draw, pull."
See also related terms for pulling.

traction

The treatment of broken bones by first pulling them apart and then restricting them in order to maintain proper alignment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.traction - the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)traction - the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
rubbing, friction - the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
2.traction - (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 healingtraction - (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"
pull, pulling - the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back"
orthopaedics, orthopedics - the branch of medical science concerned with disorders or deformities of the spine and joints

traction

noun grip, resistance, friction, adhesion, purchase Rubber soles offer good traction on-court.

traction

noun
The act of drawing or pulling a load:
Translations

traction

[ˈtrækʃən]
A. Ntracción f
B. CPD traction engine Nlocomotora f de tracción

traction

[ˈtrækʃən] n
[vehicle] → traction f
(= medical treatment) → traction f
in traction → en tractiontraction engine nlocomobile f

traction

nZugkraft f, → Ziehkraft f, → Zugleistung f; (Mot: = drive) → Antrieb m; (of wheels)Bodenhaftung f; (Med) → Streckverband m; in tractionim Streckverband; diesel tractionDieselantrieb m

traction

[ˈtrækʃn] ntrazione f

trac·tion

n. tracción.
1. acto de tirar o halar;
2. fuerza que tira con tensión;
cervical ______ cervical;
lumbar ______ lumbar.

traction

n tracción f
References in classic literature ?
Every one has since he commenced consolidating interurban traction companies.
There, suspended by one hand between the baggage-car and the tender, with the other he loosened the safety chains; but, owing to the traction, he would never have succeeded in unscrewing the yoking-bar, had not a violent concussion jolted this bar out.
Another one known as "Fresby," who rode on the Traction Company's repair wagon, was going to give her a poodle as soon as his brother got the hauling contract in the Ninth.
The ground fliers of Marentina contain just sufficient buoyancy in their automobile-like wheels to give the cars traction for steering purposes; and though the hind wheels are geared to the engine, and aid in driving the machine, the bulk of this work is carried by a small propeller at the stern.
Auto Business News-March 7, 2018--Vauxhall to equip fully electronic IntelliGrip traction control system on Grandland X
Mumbai: ABB India has won an order worth Rs 134 crore to supply state-of-the-art traction equipment for electric locomotives, manufactured by Chittaranjan Locomotive works (CLW).
ABB will deliver traction converters, stand-alone auxiliary converters, and vehicle control units for 64 electric locomotives which will be used for passenger and freight operations.
Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems is offering the Optimaxx 6x2 liftable forward tandem axle as an exclusive for Freightliner Trucks' new Cascadia tractor, citing the component's weight reduction, fuel saving, improved traction and maneuverability benefits.
The processes of energy conversion in traction electromechanical converters (traction motors) relate to constant losses in different elements of its construction.
The Mack Pinnacle 6x2 with liftable pusher axle model really helps those customers in bulk haul applications save on fuel because sensors lift or lower the axle to decrease or increase traction, providing better performance and ride," said Roy Horton, Mack director of product strategy.