Definitions for Extractionɪkˈstræk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•trac•tionɪkˈstræk ʃən(n.)

  1. an act or instance of extracting something.

  2. descent; ancestry:

    of foreign extraction.

  3. something extracted; extract.

Origin of extraction:

1375–1425; late ME < LL

Princeton's WordNet

  1. extraction(noun)

    the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means

  2. origin, descent, extraction(noun)

    properties attributable to your ancestry

    "he comes from good origins"

  3. extraction(noun)

    the action of taking out something (especially using effort or force)

    "the dentist gave her a local anesthetic prior to the extraction"

Wiktionary

  1. extraction(Noun)

    An act of extracting or the condition of being extracted.

  2. extraction(Noun)

    A person's origin or ancestry.

  3. extraction(Noun)

    Something extracted, an extract, as from a plant or an organ of an animal etc.

  4. extraction(Noun)

    An act of removing someone from a hostile area to a secure location.

  5. extraction(Noun)

    A removal of a tooth from its socket.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extraction(noun)

    the act of extracting, or drawing out; as, the extraction of a tooth, of a bone or an arrow from the body, of a stump from earth, of a passage from a book, of an essence or tincture

  2. Extraction(noun)

    derivation from a stock or family; lineage; descent; birth; the stock from which one has descended

  3. Extraction(noun)

    that which is extracted; extract; essence

Freebase

  1. Extraction

    In military tactics, extraction, is the process of removing personnel when it is considered imperative that they be immediately relocated out of a hostile environment and taken to a secure area. There are primarily two kinds of extraction: Hostile: The subject involved is unwilling and is being moved by forceful coercion with the expectation of resistance. Essentially, it is kidnapping by military or intelligence forces. Friendly: The subject involved is willing and is expected to cooperate with the personnel in the operation. An example of a hostile extraction was the capture of the German Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, by Israel's Mossad agents on May 11, 1960 and was forcibly transported to Israel for trial. An example of a friendly extraction was the joint U.S. Central Intelligence Agency-Canadian government operation to smuggle six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran in 1980 in an operation later known as the Canadian Caper.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

extraction(noun)

race or parentage

He is of Greek extraction.

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