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noun contraction pronunciation in American English /kənˈtrækʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the process of becoming smaller
    the contraction of cooling metal
    There is likely to be further contraction of the dot-com sector as more firms go bankrupt.
  2. 3
    [countable] linguistics a word made by leaving out a letter or letters of a word or words. For examplecantis a contraction of the wordcannot.”

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