Definition of contractions


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • contractions is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 16 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • contractions is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 20 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of contractions

  • the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together (noun)

    Examples

    1. the contraction of a gas on cooling

    Synonyms

    1. compression
    2. condensation

  • (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber) (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. muscle contraction
    2. muscular contraction

  • a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds (noun)

    Examples

    1. `won't' is a contraction of `will not'
    2. `o'clock' is a contraction of `of the clock'

  • the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope (noun)

See definition of contractions in Merriam Webster