Attraction

  • 1 attraction — [ atraksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1638; atration 1265; lat. attractio, de attrahere « tirer à soi » I ♦ Action d attirer; force qui attire. 1 ♦ (1688) Sc. Force qui attire les corps matériels entre eux. ⇒ gravitation. Loi de l attraction universelle (loi de… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Attraction — At*trac tion, n. [L. attractio: cf. F. attraction.] 1. (Physics) An invisible power in a body by which it draws anything to itself; the power in nature acting mutually between bodies or ultimate particles, tending to draw them together, or to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 attraction — attraction, affinity, sympathy are comparable when they denote the relationship between persons or things that are involuntarily or naturally drawn together and exert, to some degree, an influence over each other. Attraction implies the… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 attraction — Attraction. s. f. v. Action de ce qui attire. L attraction du fer par l aimant. quelle est la cause de cette attraction? cet onguent a fait une grande attraction …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 attraction — UK US /əˈtrækʃən/ noun [C] ► something that people come to see because they are interested in it: »The historic centre is one of the major visitor attractions of the city. → See also TOURIST ATTRACTION(Cf. ↑tourist attraction) …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 attraction — ATTRACTION. s. f. Action d attirer, ou état de ce qui est attiré. L attraction du fer par l aimant. L attraction Neutonienne …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 7 attraction — late 14c., from Fr. attraction, from L. attractionem (nom. attractio) a drawing together, noun of action from pp. stem of attrahere (see ATTRACT (Cf. attract)). Originally a medical word, absorption by the body; meaning action of drawing to is… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 Attraction — (v. lat.), 1) A. u. Attractionskraft (Phys.), Anziehung u. Anziehungskraft, s.d. Daher Attractionisten, Anhänger der Newtonschen Meinung, daß die Himmelskörper durch eine gegenseitige Anziehung getrieben werden; im Gegensatz derer, welche… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 Attraction — Attraction, Anziehung, findet man in jeder Erscheinung der Körperwelt, wo Körper mit einer gewissen Kraft an einander gehalten werden. So spricht man auch von einer Anziehung der Himmelskörper unter einander, vermöge deren sie stets in gehörigen… …

    Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • 10 attraction — index affinity (regard), chain (nexus), decoy, desire, favor (partiality), incentive …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 attraction — [n] ability to draw attention; something that draws attention allure, allurement, appeal, attractiveness, bait, captivation, charm, chemistry, come on*, courting, draw, drawing power, enchantment, endearment, enthrallment, enticement, fascination …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 attraction — ► NOUN 1) the action or power of attracting. 2) something that attracts interest. 3) Physics a force under the influence of which objects tend to move towards each other …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 attraction — [ə trak′shən] n. 1. the act of attracting or condition of being attracted 2. power to attract; charm or fascination 3. anything that attracts or is meant to attract [“coming attractions” at the movies] 4. Physics the mutual action by which bodies …

    English World dictionary

  • 14 attraction — noun 1 fact of attracting/being attracted ADJECTIVE ▪ fatal, irresistible, obvious, powerful, strong ▪ mutual ▪ They shared a powerful mutual attraction …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 ATTRACTION — n. f. Action d’attirer. L’attraction du fer par l’aimant. Le vice exerce sur les esprits faibles une redoutable attraction. L’attraction que Paris exerce sur les étrangers. Il désigne aussi Ce qui attire, notamment les spectacles, les… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 16 Attraction — In general, an attraction draws one object towards another one. The term may have the following specific meanings.* In physics, attraction may refer to gravity or to the electromagnetic force. *Attraction (emotion) *Interpersonal attraction the… …

    Wikipedia

  • 17 Attraction — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Cet article possède un paronyme, voir : Traction. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia  …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 18 attraction — n. charm 1) to feel an attraction to 2) an irresistible, strong; sexual attraction (she felt a strong attraction to him) something that attracts 3) a box office; public; scenic; tourist attraction * * * [ə trækʃ(ə)n] public scenic strong tourist… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 attraction — (a tra ksion) s. f. 1°   Action d attirer, force qui attire. •   L attraction paraît adhérente à la matière, BERN. DE S. P. Harm. liv. V, Harm. anim.. •   Son immense ennui, son agitation [de la foule] M entraînent faible et seul dans son… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 20 Attraction — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Motion towards, actively. < N PARAG:Attraction >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 attraction attraction attractiveness Sgm: N 1 attractivity attractivity Sgm: N 1 drawing to drawing to pulling towards adduction magnetism gravity …

    English dictionary for students


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