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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 trac·tion /ˈtrækʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 trac·tion /ˈtrækʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trac·tion n.
 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; as, the car is stuck in the snow because it can;t get any traction.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the friction between a body and the surface on which it
           moves (as between an automobile tire and the road) [syn:
            grip, adhesive friction]
      2: (orthopedics) the act of pulling on a bone or limb (as in a
         fracture) to relieve pressure or align parts in a special
         way during healing; "his leg was in traction for several