traction

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin tractus, perfect passive participle of verb trahere (pull), + noun of action suffix -io (genitive -ionis).

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Noun[edit]

traction (plural tractions)

  1. the act of pulling something along a surface using motive power
  2. the condition of being so pulled
  3. Grip
  4. the pulling power of an engine or animal
  5. the adhesive friction of a wheel etc on a surface
  6. (medicine) a mechanically applied sustained pull, especially to a limb
  7. (business) the extent of adoption of a new product or service, typically measured in number of customers or level of revenue achieved
  8. (politics) popular support

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