- Retraction is defined as formally taking back something which was said or done.
When a newspaper prints something incorrect and later takes back what they said and publishes an article saying they were wrong, this is an example of aretraction.
retraction definition by Webster's New World
- a retracting or being retracted; specif.,
- withdrawal, as of a statement, promise, charge, etc.
- a drawing or being drawn back or in
- power of retracting
Origin: Middle English retraccion ; from Late Latin retractio
retraction definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act of retracting or the state of being retracted.
- a. The act of recanting or disavowing a previously held statement or belief.b. A formal statement of disavowal.c. Something recanted or disavowed.
- The power of drawing back or of being drawn back.
retraction - Legal Definition
retraction - Medical Definition
- The act of drawing back or in; shrinking.
- The act of pulling apart, usually as part of a surgical procedure.
- The posterior movement of teeth, usually with the aid of an orthodontic appliance.