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contraction US English

The process of becoming smaller

contraction US Thesaurus

the contraction of the industry

contraction New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

word shortened by elision or combination

FitzGerald contraction US English

Another term for Lorentz contraction.

Lorentz contraction US English

The shortening of a moving body in the direction of its motion, especially at speeds close to that of light

Braxton Hicks contractions US English

Intermittent weak contractions of the uterus occurring during pregnancy