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Definition of Traction

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Traction Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The adhesive friction of a wheel on a rail, a rope on a pulley, or the like.
  
(n.)
The act of drawing, or the state of being drawn; as, the traction of a muscle.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
Attraction; a drawing toward.
  
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traction
\trac"tion\ (?), n. [l. trahere, tractum, to draw: cf. f. traction.]
1. the act of drawing, or the state of being drawn; as, the traction of a muscle.
2. 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.
3. attraction; a drawing toward. [r.]
4. the adhesive friction of a wheel on a rail, a rope on a pulley, or the like.


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 angle of traction 
 traction engine 
 traction wheel 
English Phonetics

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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
(synonym) grip, adhesive friction
(hypernym) friction, rubbing
(classification) car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcar
2. (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"
(hypernym) pull, pulling
(classification) orthopedics, orthopaedics
Traction Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of elevator industry terms
"Traction - One of two methods by which the elevator is moved, whereby the elevator is ""pulled"" up by cables."
Traction Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Oil and Gas Field Glossary
The maximum axial traction force that the injector can apply to push or pull the coiled tubing. A gripping force normal to the coiled tubing axis must be applied to the OD of the coiled tubing body.
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
The force of adhesive friction exerted by a body on the surface on which it moves. Also see liquid traction .
Traction Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Traction may refer to:

Engineering
  • Forces:
    • Traction (engineering), adhesive friction or force
    • Traction vector, in mechanics, the force per unit area on a surface, including normal and shear components
  • Railway electric traction, the use of electric motors to propel rail cars

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