how to pronounce traction


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traction is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… to apply a little extra traction right …”

meanings of traction


  1. (usually after forms of gain, get or have) Progress in or momentum toward achieving a goal.
  2. Scholarly interest and research.
  3. Popular support.
  4. Grip.
  5. The pulling power of an engine or animal.
  6. The adhesive friction of a wheel etc on a surface.
  7. A mechanically applied sustained pull, especially to a limb.
  8. Collectively, the locomotives of a railroad, especially electric locomotives.
  9. The extent of adoption of a new product or service, typically measured in number of customers or level of revenue achieved.
  10. The act of pulling something along a surface using motive power.
  11. The condition of being so pulled.


  1. To apply a sustained pull to (a limb, etc.).

traction frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word traction occurs in english on average 2.3 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 traction 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 traction can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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