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  1. contraction

    • IPA[kənˈtrakʃ(ə)n]

    英式

    • n.
      the process of becoming smaller;the process in which a muscle becomes or is made shorter and tighter
    • noun: contraction, plural noun: contractions

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    名詞

    • n.
      the shortening of a moving body in the direction of its motion, especially at speeds close to ...

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      the shortening of a moving body in the direction of its motion, especially at speeds close to ...

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      another term for Lorentz contraction

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      another term for FitzGerald contraction

    Oxford Dictionary

    • plural
      intermittent weak contractions of the uterus occurring during pregnancy.

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • plural
      intermittent weak contractions of the uterus occurring during pregnancy.

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[kənˈtrakSH(ə)n]

    美式

    • n.
      the process of becoming smaller: the general contraction of the industry did further damage to morale

    Oxford American Dictionary