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

 de·trac·tion /dɪˈtrækʃən, di-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·trac·tion n.
 1. A taking away or withdrawing. [Obs.]
    The detraction of the eggs of the said wild fowl.   --Bacon.
 2. The act of taking away from the reputation or good name of another; a lessening or cheapening in the estimation of others; the act of depreciating another, from envy or malice; calumny.
 Syn: -- Depreciation; disparagement; derogation; slander; calumny; aspersion; censure.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a petty disparagement [syn: petty criticism]
      2: the act of discrediting or detracting from someone's
         reputation (especially by slander); "let it be no
         detraction from his merits to say he is plainspoken"