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British English: /kənˈtrakʃ(ə)n/
American English: /kənˈtrækʃ(ə)n/

Translation of contraction in German:


  • 2 (Physiology) (of muscle)
    Zusammenziehung, die
    Kontraktion, die (Medicine)
  • 5 (forming)
    Annahme, die
    (of marriage) Schließen, das
    contraction of debts
    Schuldenmachen, das

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