Definitions for tractionˈtræk ʃən
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grip, traction, adhesive friction(noun)
the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
(orthopedics) the act of pulling on a bone or limb (as in a fracture) to relieve pressure or align parts in a special way during healing
"his leg was in traction for several days"
the act of pulling something along a surface using motive power
the condition of being so pulled
the pulling power of an engine or animal
the adhesive friction of a wheel etc on a surface
a mechanically applied sustained pull, especially to a limb
the extent of adoption of a new product or service, typically measured in number of customers or level of revenue achieved
Origin: From tractus, perfect passive participle of verb trahere, + noun of action suffix -io (genitive -ionis).
the act of drawing, or the state of being drawn; as, the traction of a muscle
specifically, the act of drawing a body along a plane by motive power, as the drawing of a carriage by men or horses, the towing of a boat by a tug
attraction; a drawing toward
the adhesive friction of a wheel on a rail, a rope on a pulley, or the like
Traction refers to the maximum frictional force that can be produced between surfaces without slipping. The units of traction are those of force, or if expressed as a coefficient of traction a ratio.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The pull on a limb or a part thereof. Skin traction (indirect traction) is applied by using a bandage to pull on the skin and fascia where light traction is required. Skeletal traction (direct traction), however, uses pins or wires inserted through bone and is attached to weights, pulleys, and ropes. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed)
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[A crowdfunding campaign] is a good sign of traction before raising VC.
I think they (Reynolds) probably want that snuffed out before it gains traction.
If it's pretty bad, I don't think it's going to have any traction with EU members.
(Energy)'s got a lot traction from resilience in crude oil and rally in natural gas.
We continue to see signs that the U.S. economy is slowly, but surely gaining traction.
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