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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Contraction(0.01170 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to Contraction.
English → Indonesian (quick)
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ
(especially of a muscle or muscle fiber) [syn: muscular contraction
, muscle contraction]
2: the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed
together; “the contraction of a gas on cooling” [syn: compression,
3: a word formed from two or more words by omitting or
combining some sounds; "`won't' is a contraction of `will
not'“; ”`o'clock' is a contraction of `of the clock'"
4: the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or
quantity or scope [ant: expansion]
English → English (gcide)
Contraction \Con*trac"tion\, n. [L. contractio: cf. F.
1. The act or process of contracting, shortening, or
shrinking; the state of being contracted; as, contraction
of the heart, of the pupil of the eye, or of a tendon; the
contraction produced by cold.
2. (Math.) The process of shortening an operation.
3. The act of incurring or becoming subject to, as
liabilities, obligation, debts, etc.; the process of
becoming subject to; as, the contraction of a disease.
4. Something contracted or abbreviated, as a word or phrase;
-- as, plenipo for plenipotentiary; crim. con. for
criminal conversation, etc.
5. (Gram.) The shortening of a word, or of two words, by the
omission of a letter or letters, or by reducing two or
more vowels or syllables to one; as, ne'er for never;
can't for can not; don't for do not; it's for it is.
6. A marriage contract. [Obs.] --Shak.