- a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
- the act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back
A retraction is a public statement made about an earlier statement that withdraws, cancels, refutes, diametrically reverses the original statement or ceases and desists from publishing the original statement. The retraction may be initiated by the editors of a journal, or by the author(s) of the papers (or their institution). Retractions may or ma...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retraction
• (n.) The act of retracting, or drawing back; the state of being retracted; as, the retraction of a cat`s claws. • (n.) The act of retracting or shortening; as, the retraction of a severed muscle; the retraction of a sinew. • (n.) The act of withdrawing something advanced, stated, claimed, or done; declaration of change of opinion; ...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/retraction/
(L. retrahere to draw back) 1. the act of drawing back; the condition of being drawn back. 2. distal movement of teeth, usually accomplished with an orthodontic appliance.Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio77.html
(n) Retraction is the action by which an earlier action is reversed so as to restore the original position. For example withdrawing a legal proceedings, withdrawing by correcting an earlier statement, withdrawing a claim already forwarded.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21213
(re-trak;shun) The movement of a body part, such as the mandible, backward on a plane parallel with the ground; the opposite of protraction.Found on http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/abio/glossary.mhtml
(re-trak´shәn) the act of drawing back, or condition of being drawn back. clot retraction the drawing away of a blood clot from the wall of a vessel, a stage of wound healing caused by contraction of platelets; it is a function of blood platelets that can be tested to asses...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
1. The act of drawing back, the condition of being drawn back. ... 2. Distal movement of teeth, usually accomplished with an orthodontic appliance. ... Origin: L. Retrahere = to draw back ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertionFound on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
[ Confer French rétraction
, Latin retractio
a drawing back, hesitation.] 1.
The act of retracting, or drawing back; the state of being retracted; as, the retraction
of a cat's claws. 2.
The act of withdrawing someth...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/R/68
A Transition in which both legs are relaxed, and the skis are allowed to pass unrestricted under the body.Found on http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=1814912
A withdrawal of a previously-published story or fact.Found on http://www.journalism.co.uk/terms-definitions-dictionary-terminology-words/
A writing in prose or verse in which the author 'takes back' an earlier statement or piece of writinFound on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22385
n. 1) to withdraw any legal document in a lawsuit or other legal proceeding, or withdraw a promise or offer of contract. 2) in defamation, particularly libel, the correction of any untruth published in a newspaper or magazine or broadcast on radio or television, usually upon the demand of the person about whom the damaging false statement was made....Found on http://dictionary.law.com/Default.xhtml?selected=1842
The movement of a single-acting cylinder characterized by fluid exiting the cylinder and the rod moving into the cylinder housing. In a double-acting cylinder, retraction occurs on each stroke and alternates between ends of the cylinder.
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The moving of tissue to expose a part or structure of the body.
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To disavow or take back. This may include: 1) withdrawing a confession or legal document in a lawsuit or other proceeding; 2) withdrawing a promise or offer of contract; or 3) correcting any untruth published or broadcast in the media, usually upon the demand of the person about whom the damaging false statement was made. A clear and complete retra...Found on http://www.nolo.com/dictionary/retraction-term.html
Type: Term Pronunciation: rē-trak′shŭn Definitions: 1. A shrinking, drawing back, or pulling apart. 2. Posterior movement of teeth, usually with the aid of an orthodontic appliance.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=78011
Withdrawal of story or part of a story after publication, often because a mistake has been made or a legal problem has arisen.Found on http://www.thenewsmanual.net/Resources/glossary.html
- a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion 2. [n] - the act of pulling or holding or drawing a part backFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=retraction
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