Definitions for "contraction"
The act or process of contracting, shortening, or shrinking; the state of being contracted; as, contraction of the heart, of the pupil of the eye, or of a tendon; the contraction produced by cold.
The process of shortening an operation.
Something contracted or abbreviated, as a word or phrase; -- as, plenipo for plenipotentiary; crim. con. for criminal conversation, etc.
Expansion of soils.
The shrinkage and spontaneous closing that takes place in open skin wounds. Contraction pulls normal tissue into the open area to achieve coverage.
Latin contractio "shrinkage" Shrinking comes with the formation of splittings, lithoclases in cases of soils or magmatic rocks.
The volume change occurring in metals (except antimony and bismuth) and alloys on solidification and cooling to room temperature.
the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together; "the contraction of a gas on cooling"
Refers to the particular choice of scheme for generating the linear combinations of gaussian functions that constitute a contracted basis set. (See cGTO.) A "generally-contracted" basis set is one in which each primitive is used in many basis functions. A "segmented" basis set, in contrast, is one in which each primitive is used in only one (or maybe two) contracted function.
It is a conceptual function whose aim is to avoid that the death instinct prevails over the life instinct. Thanatos prevails in contraction.
Keywords:  grapher, radius, graph, beyond, node
The process of removing all nodes and edges from the graph that are beyond the contraction radius from the selected nodes. For example, if you set the contraction radius to two, the Grapher removes all nodes and edges at radius three or more from the selected node.
A period of general economic decline. Contractions are often part of a business...
A period of general economic decline, one of the four stages of the business cycle.
an economic decline marked by a falling output of goods and services
a reduction in the tubing size
The reduction in cross sectional area of flow.
A reduction in waterway area.
act of getting smaller, like national income during a recession.
con-track-shun When something is getting smaller.
the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
The shedding of the leaves at the onset of the dormant period.
Keywords:  pelvis, vertebrae, rib, cage, exercises
To reduce or become reduced in size by drawing together. This movement applies to the parts of the body that are linked together by the vertebrae, as the head, rib-cage and pelvis. Contraction exercises add to the production of movement.
The effect of a natural or man-made channel constriction on flow streamlines.
Keywords:  noun
Keywords:  dilation, see
See dilation.
The substituting of a long syllable () for two shorts (). The opposite of resolution.
Keywords:  marriage
A marriage contract.
The act of incurring or becoming subject to, as liabilities, obligation, debts, etc.; the process of becoming subject to; as, the contraction of a disease.
Keywords:  concentric, see
See concentric contraction.