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Attraction vs. Traction

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Attractionnoun

The tendency to attract.

‘The Moon is held in its orbit by the attraction of the Earth's gravity.’;

Tractionnoun

The act of pulling something along a surface using motive power.

Attractionnoun

The feeling of being attracted.

‘I felt a strange attraction towards the place.’;

Tractionnoun

the condition of being so pulled.

Attractionnoun

(countable) An event, location, or business that has a tendency to draw interest from visitors, and in many cases, local residents.

‘The new mall should be a major attraction.’; ‘Star Tours is a very cool Disney World attraction.’;

Tractionnoun

Grip.

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Attractionnoun

(chess) The sacrifice of pieces in order to expose the enemy king.

Tractionnoun

The pulling power of an engine or animal.

Attractionnoun

An invisible power in a body by which it draws anything to itself; the power in nature acting mutually between bodies or ultimate particles, tending to draw them together, or to produce their cohesion or combination, and conversely resisting separation.

Tractionnoun

The adhesive friction of a wheel etc on a surface.

Attractionnoun

The act or property of attracting; the effect of the power or operation of attraction.

Tractionnoun

(medicine) A mechanically applied sustained pull, especially to a limb.

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Attractionnoun

The power or act of alluring, drawing to, inviting, or engaging; an attractive quality; as, the attraction of beauty or eloquence.

Tractionnoun

(transport) Collectively, the locomotives of a railroad, especially electric locomotives.

Attractionnoun

That which attracts; an attractive object or feature.

Tractionnoun

Progress in or momentum toward achieving a goal.

Attractionnoun

the force by which one object attracts another

Tractionnoun

(business) The extent of adoption of a new product or service, typically measured in number of customers or level of revenue achieved.

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Attractionnoun

an entertainment that is offered to the public

Tractionnoun

(politics) Popular support.

Attractionnoun

the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts;

‘her personality held a strange attraction for him’;

Tractionverb

To apply a sustained pull to (a limb, etc.).

Attractionnoun

a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts;

‘flowers are an attractor for bees’;

Tractionnoun

The act of drawing, or the state of being drawn; as, the traction of a muscle.

Attractionnoun

an entertainer who attracts large audiences;

‘he was the biggest drawing card they had’;

Tractionnoun

Specifically, the act of drawing a body along a plane by motive power, as the drawing of a carriage by men or horses, the towing of a boat by a tug.

Tractionnoun

Attraction; a drawing toward.

Tractionnoun

The adhesive friction of a wheel on a rail, a rope on a pulley, or the like; as, the car is stuck in the snow because it can;t get any traction.

Tractionnoun

the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)

Tractionnoun

(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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