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General dictionaries General (28 matching dictionaries)
  1. contraction: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. contraction: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. contraction: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. contraction: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. contraction: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. contraction: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Contraction, contraction: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. contraction: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. contraction: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. contraction: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. contraction: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. contraction: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. contraction: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. contraction: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. contraction: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Contraction (childbirth), Contraction (economics), Contraction (grammar), Contraction (operator theory), Contraction (phonology), Contraction (physics), Contraction: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  17. Contraction: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. contraction: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. contraction: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. Contraction, contraction (f): AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. contraction: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  22. contraction: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  23. contraction: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  24. contraction: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  25. contraction: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  26. contraction: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. CONTRACTION: Shakespeare Glossary [home, info]
  2. Contraction: Lexicon of Linguistics [home, info]
  3. contraction: ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (8 matching dictionaries)
  1. Contraction: MoneyGlossary.com [home, info]
  2. contraction: INVESTORWORDS [home, info]
  3. Contraction: Construction Term Glossary [home, info]
  4. Contraction: Deardorff's Glossary of International Economics [home, info]
  5. CONTRACTION: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  6. Contraction: Investopedia [home, info]
  7. Contraction (mathematics), contraction: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  8. contraction: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. contraction: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing [home, info]
  2. Contraction (mathematics), Contraction (physics), contraction: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (7 matching dictionaries)
  1. Contraction: MedTerms.com Medical Dictionary [home, info]
  2. contraction: Johnson Bwby [home, info]
  3. contraction: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  4. contraction: Neurotrauma Glossary [home, info]
  5. Contraction (mathematics), contraction: Medical dictionary [home, info]
  6. Contraction: Drug Medical Dictionary [home, info]
  7. contraction: Hyperdictionary [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. Contraction: Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics [home, info]
  2. contraction, contraction, contraction: PlanetMath Encyclopedia [home, info]
  3. contraction: FOLDOP - Free On Line Dictionary Of Philosophy [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. contraction: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. contraction: Webster's New World Telecom Dictionary [home, info]
  2. Contraction: AUTOMOTIVE TERMS [home, info]
  3. contraction: Construction deterioration & building durability glossary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (contraction)

noun:  the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
noun:  (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
noun:  a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds ("`won't' is a contraction of `will not'")
noun:  the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together ("The contraction of a gas on cooling")

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Phrases that include contraction:   muscle contraction, isometric contraction, premature contraction, clonic contraction, contraction band necrosis, more...

Words similar to contraction:   compression, condensation, contractional, contractionary, contractive, hadnt, itd, its, spasm, more...

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