Meaning of RETRACTION in English


/ri trak"sheuhn/ , n.

1. the act of retracting or the state of being retracted.

2. withdrawal of a promise, statement, opinion, etc.: His retraction of the libel came too late.

3. retractile power.

[ 1350-1400; ME retraccioun retraction- (s. of retractio ), equiv. to L retract ( us ) (see RETRACT 1 ) + -ion- -ION ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .