a person or thing that draws, attracts, allures, or entices: The main attraction was the after-dinner speaker.
a characteristic or quality that provides pleasure; attractive feature: The chief attractions of the evening were the good drinks and witty conversation.
Physics. the electric or magnetic force that acts between oppositely charged bodies, tending to draw them together.
an entertainment offered to the public.
- at·trac·tion·al·ly, adverb
- re·at·trac·tion, noun
- su·per·at·trac·tion, noun
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How to use attraction in a sentence
Ironically, these attempts to please the algorithm often meant losing the very flexibility that was one of the attractions of gig work.Algorithms Workers Can’t See Are Increasingly Pulling the Management Strings | Tom Barratt | August 28, 2020 | Singularity Hub
The last week of August is not the best time to visit Europe for anything other than empty tourist attractions.China’s diplomatic visit to The Netherlands won’t be as drama-free as it hoped | Annabelle Timsit | August 25, 2020 | Quartz
The Ashland Mural Walk in Wisconsin’s far north is a leading tourist attraction for the town of 8,200 people.Can the Arts Save Rural America From the Recession? | Charu Kasturi | August 16, 2020 | Ozy
The research, conducted with Markey’s ex-wife, psychology professor Charlotte Markey, used surveys and statistical modelling to explore the connection between personality, romantic attraction, and relationship quality.Your Romantic Ideals Don’t Predict Who Your Future Partner Will Be - Issue 88: Love & Sex | Alice Fleerackers | August 5, 2020 | Nautilus
The infant universe was so smooth that the gravitational attraction of ordinary matter alone wouldn’t have been enough to gather particles into galaxies, stars and planets.An Alternative to Dark Matter Passes Critical Test | Charlie Wood | July 28, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
For the Brogpas, transforming into a tourist attraction may offer their community a way to generate much-needed income.
Were you playing up or, on the flip side, shying away from portraying a romantic attraction?Inside the Lifetime Whitney Houston Movie’s Lesbian Lover Storyline | Kevin Fallon | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Fees can range from £5,000 to £20,000, the attraction being the relatability she holds with her subscribers.Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling | Lucy Scholes | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even Godzilla, the ugliest star attraction of them all, is bigger than ever, both at the box office and in sheer monstrous height.Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World? | Ted Gioia | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“The new attraction is off to an amazing start,” said Comcast CEO Brian Robert.Stay in the Magical ‘Harry Potter’ Hotel: London’s Georgian House Offers ‘Wizard’s Chambers’ | Marlow Stern | October 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Pitch corresponds to the range of the voice, and expresses affection or attraction.Expressive Voice Culture | Jessie Eldridge Southwick
In 1884 she once more yielded to the attraction that Paris had for her, and there made a great advance in her painting.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
It possessed the greatest interest and attraction for Edna; the envelope, its size and shape, the post-mark, the handwriting.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
The pleasures of life (the rational pleasures I hope) had always an attraction for me.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Banquets and feasting offered little attraction to the hero, and he despised riches and rank.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for attraction
the act, power, or quality of attracting
a person or thing that attracts or is intended to attract
a force by which one object attracts another, such as the gravitational or electrostatic force
a change in the form of one linguistic element caused by the proximity of another element
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