Definitions for attractionəˈtræk ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act, power, or property of attracting.
attractive quality; magnetic charm; allurement.
a person or thing that draws, attracts, or entices.
a characteristic or quality that provides pleasure; attractive feature:
The chief attraction of the party was the good food.
the electric or magnetic force that acts between oppositely charged bodies, tending to draw them together.
an entertainment offered to the public; spectacle.
Origin of attraction:
1375–1425; late ME (< AF) < ML
attraction, attractive force(noun)
the force by which one object attracts another
an entertainment that is offered to the public
the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts
"her personality held a strange attraction for him"
attraction, attractor, attracter, attractive feature, magnet(noun)
a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts
"flowers are an attractor for bees"
drawing card, draw, attraction, attractor, attracter(noun)
an entertainer who attracts large audiences
"he was the biggest drawing card they had"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sth that attracts people to a place
the city's main tourist attractions
sth that causes interest
Its strangeness is part of its attraction.; The deal has many attractions for our company.
a feeling of romantic interest
a sexual attraction
The tendency to attract
The Moon is held in its orbit by the attraction of the Earth's gravity
The feeling of being attracted
I felt a strange attraction towards the place
An event or location that has a tendency to attract visitors
The new mall should be a major attraction
Origin: from attraction, from attractio from past participle of attraho (= ad + traho)
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
the act or property of attracting; the effect of the power or operation of attraction
the power or act of alluring, drawing to, inviting, or engaging; an attractive quality; as, the attraction of beauty or eloquence
that which attracts; an attractive object or feature
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
The tendency to approach and adhere or cohere, shown by all forms of matter. It includes gravitation, cohesion, adhesion, chemical affinity and other forms, and is opposed by repulsion, and is sometimes overcome by it, although it may be assumed to be always present. See the different kinds of attractions under their titles: Atomic Attraction, Electro-magnetic Attraction and Repulsion, Electro Static Attraction and Repulsion, Electro-dynamic Attraction and Repulsion; Magnetic Attraction and Repulsion; Molar Attraction.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'attraction' in Nouns Frequency: #1625
Translations for attraction
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act or power of attracting
- atraçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die AnziehungskraftGerman
- جاذبه؛ ربایشFarsi
- attraction; attiranceFrench
- daya tarikIndonesian
- 끄는 힘Korean
- tarikan magnetikMalay
- tiltrekning(skraft), sjarmNorwegian
- جاذبه؛ ربایشPersian
- جاذبه ، راکښنهPashto
- privlačna močSlovenian
- dragningskraft, attraktionSwedish
- 吸引力Chinese (Trad.)
- کشش رکھناUrdu
- sự hấp dẫnVietnamese
- 吸引力Chinese (Simp.)
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