retraction

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Retraction \Re*trac"tion\ (r[-e]*tr[=a]k"sh[u^]n), noun [Cf. F. r['e]traction, L. retractio a drawing back, hesitation.]

1. The act of retracting, or drawing back; the state of being retracted; as, the retraction of a cat's claws.

2. The act of withdrawing something advanced, stated, claimed, or done; declaration of change of opinion; recantation.

Other men's insatiable desire of revenge hath wholly beguiled both church and state of the benefit of all my either retractions or concessions. --Eikon Basilike.

3. (Physiol.) (a) The act of retracting or shortening; as, the retraction of a severed muscle; the retraction of a sinew. (b) The state or condition of a part when drawn back, or towards the center of the body.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

retraction

noun

1: a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion [syn: {retraction}, {abjuration}, {recantation}]

2: the act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back; "the retraction of the landing gear"; "retraction of the foreskin"

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)

FIRST PRINCIPLES and VALUES

This URL is being reserved for all of us who have a desire to promote electronic democracy, science, creativity, imagination, reason, critical thinking, peace, race and gender equality, civil rights, equal access to education, personal liberty, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, animal rights, compassionate and nonviolent parenting, social and economic justice, open and transparent government that respects the privacy of all citizens in all cases with the exception of when an individually specific search warrant is issued by a judge who is not a part of a secret court, global monetary reform, secularism, cognitive liberty and a permanent cessation of the War on Drugs.

FCC Complaint
Original FCC Complaint
query failed: Line #:6661 QUERY="INSERT INTO botlog(date,word,agent,engine,thishost) values (date(now()),'retraction','CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/)',engine,'define.com')"