how to pronounce retraction


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retraction is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of retraction in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… it's digital retraction and digital …”

meanings of retraction


  1. A continuous function from a topological space onto a subspace which is the identity on that subspace.
  2. An act or instance of retracting.
  3. A statement printed or broadcast in a public forum which effects the withdrawal of an earlier assertion, and which concedes that the earlier assertion was in error.

retraction frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word retraction occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics retraction can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that retraction can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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