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noun [uncountable]     traction pronunciation in British English

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  1. 3
    medical the use of special equipment to hold someone’s body in a particular position

    That leg will be in traction for at least three weeks.

  2. 4
    the degree to which a new idea, product, etc. is accepted by the public

    Mobile broadband is quickly gaining traction despite its late entry to the Chinese market.

  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    have traction with someone if an idea has traction with someone, they are or could be persuaded by it

    Does this idea have traction with you, Jonathan?

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 21/07/2014

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a symbol named after King Adinkra, used in West Africa in fabric and on other items

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