AskDefine | Define attraction

Dictionary Definition



1 the force by which one object attracts another [syn: attractive force] [ant: repulsion]
2 an entertainment that is offered to the public
3 the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts; "her personality held a strange attraction for him" [syn: attractiveness]
4 a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts; "flowers are an attractor for bees" [syn: attractor, attracter, attractive feature, magnet]
5 an entertainer who attracts large audiences; "he was the biggest drawing card they had" [syn: drawing card, draw, attractor, attracter]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /əˈtɹæk.ʃən/, /@"tr\

Extensive Definition

In general, an attraction draws one object towards another one. The term may have the following specific meanings.
attraction in German: Attraktion
attraction in French: Attraction
attraction in Italian: Attrazione
attraction in Dutch: Aantrekking
attraction in Japanese: アトラクション
attraction in Simple English: Attraction

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