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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
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 © 2016
at•trac•tion  (ə trakshən), 
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. Physics[Physics.]the electric or magnetic force that acts between oppositely charged bodies, tending to draw them together.
  6. an entertainment offered to the public.
Etymology:
  • Medieval Latin attractiōn- (stem of attractiō). See attract, -ion
  • Anglo-French)
  • late Middle English attraccioun ( 1375–1425
at•traction•al•ly, adv. 
2 . appeal, lure. 6 . 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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