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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pullback, tiebacknoun

    a device (as a decorative loop of cord or fabric) for holding or drawing something back

    "the draperies were drawn to the sides by pullbacks"

  2. pullbacknoun

    (military) the act of pulling back (especially an orderly withdrawal of troops)

    "the pullback is expected to be over 25,000 troops"


  1. pullbacknoun

    The act or result of pulling back; a withdrawal

  2. pullbacknoun

    That which holds back, or causes to recede; a drawback; a hindrance.

  3. pullbacknoun

    The iron hook fixed to a casement to pull it shut, or to hold it partly open at a fixed point.

  4. pullbacknoun

    A reduction in the price of a financial instrument after reaching a peak

  5. pullbacknoun

    Given a pair of morphisms and with a common codomain, Z, their pullback is a pair of morphisms and as well as their common domain, P, such that the equation is satisfied, and for which there is the universal property that for any other object Q for which there are also morphisms , ; there is a unique morphism such that and .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pullbacknoun

    that which holds back, or causes to recede; a drawback; a hindrance

  2. Pullbacknoun

    the iron hook fixed to a casement to pull it shut, or to hold it party open at a fixed point


  1. Pullback

    Suppose that φ:M→ N is a smooth map between smooth manifolds M and N; then there is an associated linear map from the space of 1-forms on N to the space of 1-forms on M. This linear map is known as the pullback, and is frequently denoted by φ*. More generally, any covariant tensor field – in particular any differential form – on N may be pulled back to M using φ. When the map φ is a diffeomorphism, then the pullback, together with the pushforward, can be used to transform any tensor field from N to M or vice-versa. In particular, if φ is a diffeomorphism between open subsets of Rn and Rn, viewed as a change of coordinates, then the pullback and pushforward describe the transformation properties of covariant and contravariant tensors used in more traditional approaches to the subject. The idea behind the pullback is essentially the notion of precomposition of one function with another. However, by combining this idea in several different contexts, quite elaborate pullback operations can be constructed. This article begins with the simplest operations, then uses them to construct more sophisticated ones. Roughly speaking, the pullback mechanism turns several constructions in differential geometry into contravariant functors.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pullback in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pullback in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pullback in a Sentence

  1. James Mattis:

    Thirty days from now we want to see everybody around a peace table based on a ceasefire, based on a pullback from the border and then based on ceasing dropping of bombs that will permit the( United Nations-sponsored) special envoy, Martin Griffiths -- he's very good, Martin Griffiths knows what Martin Griffiths's doing -- to get them together in Sweden and end this war.

  2. Vladimir Putin:

    [ Zelensky ] doesnt look like a Ukrainian nationalist, and its hard for me to say if he can manage them, Vladimir Putin said. The question is if he can deliver what he said in public and what he considers necessary to do. I dont know if he did the right thing as president and commander-in-chief to go to the line of contact to try to persuade the people who refuse to obey his orders, Vladimir Putin said, referring to Tuesday when Zelenksy went to the Donbass region to confront protestors who wanted to stop the pullback of troops. Its not such a difficult thing to separate the conflicting sides in two villages, but it has dragged on for years and its now clear why -- because the nationalists dont want to leave and dont want to let the Ukrainian troops out.

  3. Youssef Zohny:

    Canada is underperforming the U.S. today, likely due to a pullback in resources, which have been having a strong month so far in October.

  4. United States:

    10 % pullback after the kind of run United States equities have been having is not the worst scenario.

  5. Manik Narain:

    EM fixed income benchmarks are giving double digit returns so there is a lot of appetite out there to chase those returns higher still, post-BOJ there is a small pullback but it's concentrated on oil-centred emerging markets and the market seems confident the low-yield environment and stabilising emerging growth is consistent with EM assets holding up.

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