Meaning of RETRACTION in English

RETRACTION

/ rɪˈtrækʃn; NAmE / noun ( formal )

1.

[ C ] a statement saying that sth you previously said or wrote is not true :

He demanded a full retraction of the allegations against him.

2.

[ U ] ( technical ) the act of pulling sth back (= of retracting it) :

the retraction of a cat's claws

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.