WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
at•trac•tion /əˈtrækʃən/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [uncountable] the act, power, or property of attracting.
  2. attractive quality;
    magnetic charm:[uncountable]exerted a great attraction over the crowd.
  3. a characteristic or quality that provides pleasure;
    attractive feature:[countable]tourist attractions.
  4. Physics[uncountable] the electric or magnetic force that acts between oppositely charged bodies.
See -trac-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
at•trac•tion  (ə trakshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act, power, or property of attracting.
  2. attractive quality;
    magnetic charm;
    fascination;
    allurement;
    enticement:the subtle attraction of her strange personality.
  3. a person or thing that draws, attracts, allures, or entices:The main attraction was the after-dinner speaker.
  4. a characteristic or quality that provides pleasure;
    attractive feature:The chief attractions of the evening were the good drinks and witty conversation.
  5. Physicsthe electric or magnetic force that acts between oppositely charged bodies, tending to draw them together.
  6. an entertainment offered to the public.
at•traction•al•ly, adv. 
  • Medieval Latin attractiōn- (stem of attractiō). See attract, -ion
  • Anglo-French)
  • late Middle English attraccioun ( 1375–1425
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged appeal, lure.
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged show, spectacle.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

attraction /əˈtrækʃən/ n
  1. the act, power, or quality of attracting
  2. a person or thing that attracts or is intended to attract
  3. a force by which one object attracts another, such as the gravitational or electrostatic force



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