Definition of Traction. Meaning of Traction. Synonyms of Traction

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Definition of Traction

Traction
Traction Trac"tion, n. [L. trahere, tractum, to draw: cf. F. traction.] 1. The act of drawing, or the state of being drawn; as, the traction of a muscle. 2. Specifically, the act of drawing a body along a plane by motive power, as the drawing of a carriage by men or horses, the towing of a boat by a tug. 3. Attraction; a drawing toward. [R.] 4. The adhesive friction of a wheel on a rail, a rope on a pulley, or the like. --Knight. Angle of traction (Mech.), the angle made with a given plane by the line of direction in which a tractive force acts. Traction engine, a locomotive for drawing vehicles on highways or in the fields.

Meaning of Traction from wikipedia

- Traction may refer to: Forces: Traction (engineering), adhesive friction or force Traction vector, in mechanics, the force per unit area on a surface,...
- A traction motor is an electric motor used for propulsion of a vehicle, such as locomotives or electric roadway vehicle. Traction motors are used in electrically...
- acquired Haldex Traction AB division of Haldex Group in February 2011, making it the Europe branch of BorgWarner TTS. 'Haldex Traction AB' was a division...
- system. There are two types of traction: skin traction and skeletal traction. They are used in orthopedic medicine. Traction procedures are largely replaced...
- Traction, or tractive force, is the force used to generate motion between a body and a tangential surface, through the use of dry friction, though the...
- Project X-Traction (previously titled Ex-Baghdad) is a Chinese-American action-adventure film directed by Scott Waugh. It stars Jackie Chan and John Cena...
- A traction control system (TCS), also known as ASR (from German: Antriebsschlupfregelung, lit. 'drive slippage regulation'), is typically (but not necessarily)...
- A traction splint most commonly refers to a splinting device that uses straps attaching over the pelvis or hip as an anchor, a metal rod(s) to mimic normal...
- Yorkshire Traction was a bus operator in Yorkshire that operated from 1902 until 2005. In March 1902 the Barnsley & District Electric Traction Company Limited...
- Traction alopecia is a form of alopecia, or gradual hair loss, caused primarily by pulling force being applied to the hair. This commonly results from...
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