- (US, Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈtɹækʃən/, [əˈtɹækʃ(ɪ̈)n], [əˈt͡ʃɹækʃ(ɪ̈)n]
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- Rhymes: -ækʃən
- The tendency to attract.
The Moon is held in its orbit by the attraction of the Earth's gravity.
- The feeling of being attracted.
1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 5, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
- When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose. And the queerer the cure for those ailings the bigger the attraction. A place like the Right Livers' Rest was bound to draw freaks, same as molasses draws flies.
I felt a strange attraction towards the place.
- (countable) An event, location, or business that has a tendency to draw interest from visitors, and in many cases, local residents.
The new mall should be a major attraction.
- (chess) The sacrifice of pieces in order to expose the enemy king.
tendency to attract
feeling of being attracted
something which attracts