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traction
American English: /ˈtrækʃ(ə)n/
British English: /ˈtrakʃ(ə)n/

Translation of traction in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • 1.1 (Mech, Medicine)
    Example sentences
    • Loss of animal traction resulted in decreased production intensity, as did loss of labor power through migration, conscription, and death.
    • Most Romano-British farmsteads were mixed, dependent on animals for manure, traction, dairy products, wool, hides, and meat.
    • To facilitate animal traction, migrants cut down big trees, cleared bamboo bushes, and uprooted stumps.
    Example sentences
    • Mourning in anticipation, 71 railway enthusiasts took steam's eclipse by diesel and electric traction to be history's greatest betrayal.
    • Pictures, diagrams, tables and models are used to explain the evolution of engines from steam through diesel to electric traction.
    • It made little difference whether the rolling stock in question was for high or low-speed operation or whether it was made use of diesel or electric traction.
    Example sentences
    • Dancers now jump higher, pirouette more times - more than the naked eye can count - and spend hours in traction to stretch their limbs and torsos a centimetre or two more.
    • The new Hodgen splint held a limb in traction while a wound was dressed, a critical innovation on the battlefield.
    • The procedure still requires a major surgery to insert the pins and rods to hold the bones in traction.
    1.2 (grip)
    Example sentences
    • On a simple two-wheel drive car, traction control selects the wheel with the most grip in a loss-of-grip situation and gives it more power.
    • Also standard are dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags and traction control.
    • Alloy wheels, traction control and a cassette player come as standard.
    1.3 (popularity)this technology would rapidly gain traction
    esta tecnología ganaría terreno rápidamente
    the film got little traction
    la película atrajo poco público

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