Meaning of RETRACTION in English


re ‧ trac ‧ tion /rɪˈtrækʃ ə n/ BrE AmE noun formal

1 . [countable] an official statement that something which you said previously is not true

retraction of

The newspaper was forced to publish a retraction of its allegations.

2 . [uncountable] the act of pulling one part of something back inside the main part

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.