[ uh-trak-shuhn ]
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  1. the act, power, or property of attracting.

  2. attractive quality; magnetic charm; fascination; allurement; enticement: the subtle attraction of her strange personality.

  1. a person or thing that draws, attracts, allures, or entices: The main attraction was the after-dinner speaker.

  2. a characteristic or quality that provides pleasure; attractive feature: The chief attractions of the evening were the good drinks and witty conversation.

  3. Physics. the electric or magnetic force that acts between oppositely charged bodies, tending to draw them together.

  4. an entertainment offered to the public.

Origin of attraction

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English attraccioun, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin attractiōn-, stem of attractiō; equivalent to attract + -ion

Other words for attraction

Other words from attraction

  • at·trac·tion·al·ly, adverb
  • re·at·trac·tion, noun
  • su·per·at·trac·tion, noun

Words Nearby attraction Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use attraction in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for attraction


/ (əˈtrækʃən) /

  1. the act, power, or quality of attracting

  2. a person or thing that attracts or is intended to attract

  1. a force by which one object attracts another, such as the gravitational or electrostatic force

  2. a change in the form of one linguistic element caused by the proximity of another element

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