Definitions for retractrɪˈtrækt

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  1. abjure, recant, forswear, retract, resile(verb)

    formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

    "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"

  2. shrink back, retract(verb)

    pull away from a source of disgust or fear

  3. retract, pull back, draw back(verb)

    use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)

  4. draw in, retract(verb)

    pull inward or towards a center

    "The pilot drew in the landing gear"; "The cat retracted his claws"

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  1. retract(Verb)

    To pull back inside (for example, an airplane retracting its wheels while flying).

  2. retract(Verb)

    To take back or withdraw something one has said.

    I retract all the accusations I made about the senator and sincerely hope he won't sue me.

  3. Origin: From Latin retractum, past participle of retrahere.

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  1. Retract(verb)

    to draw back; to draw up or shorten; as, the cat can retract its claws; to retract a muscle

  2. Retract(verb)

    to withdraw; to recall; to disavow; to recant; to take back; as, to retract an accusation or an assertion

  3. Retract(verb)

    to take back,, as a grant or favor previously bestowed; to revoke

  4. Retract(verb)

    to draw back; to draw up; as, muscles retract after amputation

  5. Retract(verb)

    to take back what has been said; to withdraw a concession or a declaration

  6. Retract(noun)

    the pricking of a horse's foot in nailing on a shoe

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  1. Retract

    In mathematics, in the field of group theory, a subgroup of a group is termed a retract if there is an endomorphism of the group that maps surjectively to the subgroup and is identity on the subgroup. In symbols, H is a retract of G if and only if there is an endomorphism such that σ = h for all and for all . The endomorphism itself is termed an idempotent endomorphism or a retraction. The following is known about retracts: ⁕A subgroup is a retract if and only if it has a normal complement. The normal complement, specifically, is the kernel of the retraction. ⁕Every direct factor is a retract. Conversely, any retract which is a normal subgroup is a direct factor. ⁕Every retract has the congruence extension property. ⁕Every regular factor, and in particular, every free factor, is a retract.


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  • odvolat, vzít zpět, zatáhnout, vtáhnoutCzech
  • συμπτύσσω, ανακαλώGreek
  • retractarSpanish
  • [[vetää]] [[sisään]], [[vetää]] [[pois]]Finnish
  • ritrattareItalian
  • kairua, whakakopaMāori
  • retrage, dezice, retractaRomanian
  • втягивать, вбиратьRussian

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