Definitions for attractionəˈtræk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

at•trac•tionəˈtræk ʃən(n.)

  1. the act, power, or property of attracting.

  2. attractive quality; magnetic charm; allurement.

  3. a person or thing that draws, attracts, or entices.

  4. a characteristic or quality that provides pleasure; attractive feature:

    The chief attraction of the party was the good food.

  5. the electric or magnetic force that acts between oppositely charged bodies, tending to draw them together.

    Category: Physics

  6. an entertainment offered to the public; spectacle.

Origin of attraction:

1375–1425; late ME (< AF) < ML


Princeton's WordNet

  1. attraction, attractive force(noun)

    the force by which one object attracts another

  2. attraction(noun)

    an entertainment that is offered to the public

  3. attraction, attractiveness(noun)

    the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts

    "her personality held a strange attraction for him"

  4. attraction, attractor, attracter, attractive feature, magnet(noun)

    a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts

    "flowers are an attractor for bees"

  5. 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

  1. attraction(noun)əˈtræk ʃən

    sth that attracts people to a place

    the city's main tourist attractions

  2. attractionəˈtræk ʃən

    sth that causes interest

    Its strangeness is part of its attraction.; The deal has many attractions for our company.

  3. attractionəˈtræk ʃən

    a feeling of romantic interest

    a sexual attraction


  1. attraction(Noun)

    The tendency to attract

    The Moon is held in its orbit by the attraction of the Earth's gravity

  2. attraction(Noun)

    The feeling of being attracted

    I felt a strange attraction towards the place

  3. attraction(Noun)

    An event or location that has a tendency to attract visitors

    The new mall should be a major attraction

  4. Origin: from attraction, from attractio from past participle of attraho (= ad + traho)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attraction(noun)

    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

  2. Attraction(noun)

    the act or property of attracting; the effect of the power or operation of attraction

  3. Attraction(noun)

    the power or act of alluring, drawing to, inviting, or engaging; an attractive quality; as, the attraction of beauty or eloquence

  4. Attraction(noun)

    that which attracts; an attractive object or feature

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Attraction

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'attraction' in Nouns Frequency: #1625

Translations for attraction

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act or power of attracting

magnetic attraction.

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