Attraction definition

ə-trăkshən
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Power to attract; charm or fascination.
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Anything that attracts or is meant to attract.

“coming attractions” at the movies.

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The act of attracting or condition of being attracted.
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The act or capability of attracting.
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A feature or characteristic that attracts.
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The definition of attraction is the act of enticing someone or something or a person or thing that entices.

Two people who are drawn to each others looks are an example of people experiencing an attraction.

A ride at an amusement park is an example of an attraction.

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A person, place, thing, or event that is intended to attract.

The main attraction was a Charlie Chaplin film.

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The electric or magnetic force exerted by oppositely charged particles, tending to draw or hold the particles together.
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The gravitational force exerted by one body on another.
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The tendency to attract.

The Moon is held in its orbit by the attraction of the Earth's gravity.

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The feeling of being attracted.

I felt a strange attraction towards the place.

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(chess) The sacrifice of pieces in order to expose the enemy king.
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The quality of attracting; charm.
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An event or location that has a tendency to attract visitors.

The new mall should be a major attraction.

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(physics) The mutual action by which bodies or particles of matter tend to draw together or cohere.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
attraction
Plural:
attractions

Origin of attraction

  • Middle English, from Old French attraction, from Latin attractio from past participle of attrahō (= ad + trahō)

    From Wiktionary