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Definitions of 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
    Example: "`won't' is a contraction of `will not'"
  • noun:   the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
    Example: "The contraction of a gas on cooling"

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