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
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. 2012