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contraction British & World English

The process of becoming smaller

contraction English Thesaurus

the contraction of industry

contraction New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

word shortened by elision or combination

FitzGerald contraction British & World English

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

Lorentz contraction British & World English

Another term for FitzGerald contraction.

Braxton Hicks contractions British & World English

Intermittent weak contractions of the uterus occurring during pregnancy

FitzGerald–Lorentz contraction in FitzGerald contraction British & World English

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