Word contraction

Word contraction
Сокращение всех букв слова, кроме первой и последней буквы.

Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии. 2010.

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  • Contraction — may refer to: In physiology: Muscle contraction, one that occurs when a muscle fiber lengthens or shortens Uterine contraction, contraction of the uterus, such as during childbirth Contraction, a stage in wound healing In linguistics: Synalepha,… …   Wikipedia

  • Contraction — Con*trac tion, n. [L. contractio: cf. F. contraction.] 1. The act or process of contracting, shortening, or shrinking; the state of being contracted; as, contraction of the heart, of the pupil of the eye, or of a tendon; the contraction produced… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contraction — [kən trak′shən] n. [ME contraccioun < OFr contraction < L contractio] 1. a contracting or being contracted 2. the shortening and thickening of a muscle fiber or a muscle in action, esp. of the uterus during labor 3. Gram. a) the shortening… …   English World dictionary

  • contraction — late 14c., action of making a contract (especially of marriage), also action of shrinking or shortening, from O.Fr. contraction (13c.), or directly from L. contractionem (nom. contractio), noun of action from pp. stem of contrahere (see CONTRACT… …   Etymology dictionary

  • contraction — ► NOUN 1) the process of contracting. 2) a shortening of the muscles of the womb occurring at intervals during childbirth. 3) a word or group of words resulting from contracting an original form …   English terms dictionary

  • Contraction (grammar) — This article is about contraction in the grammar of modern languages, which involves elision. For contraction in Ancient Greek, the coalescence of two vowels into one, see crasis. For the linguistic function of pronouncing vowels together, see… …   Wikipedia

  • contraction */ — UK [kənˈtrækʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms contraction : singular contraction plural contractions 1) [countable] medical a movement of a muscle in which it becomes tighter, especially the strong painful movement of the muscles of a woman s womb that …   English dictionary

  • contraction — con|trac|tion [ kən trækʃən ] noun * 1. ) uncount the process of becoming smaller: the contraction of cooling metal There is likely to be further contraction of the dot com sector as more firms go bankrupt. 2. ) count MEDICAL a movement of a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Contraction (linguistics) — In linguistics, contraction can mean:* Contraction (grammar), the formation of a new word from two or more individual words, for example didn t (did not), I m (I am). * Synaeresis, the contraction of two vowels into a diphthong …   Wikipedia

  • contraction — [kənˈtrækʃ(ə)n] noun 1) [C] medical a strong painful movement of a muscle that helps to push a baby out during birth 2) [U] the process of becoming smaller 3) [C] linguistics a short form of a word that is made by leaving out a letter or letters …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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