Definition of Contraction:

  1. Period of general economic decline characterized by high unemployment, falling wages, and (usually) low inflation.

  2. The process of becoming smaller.

Synonyms of Contraction

Shrinking, Reduction in size, Shrinkage, Speedwriting, Abatement, Abbreviation, Abridgment, Alleviation, Apocope, Aposiopesis, Attenuation, Brachygraphy, Clipping, Coarctation, Constriction, Crasis, Cutting, Dampening, Damping, Decrease, Decrement, Decrescence, Deduction, Deflation, Depreciation, Depression, Diminishment, Diminution, Dying, Dying off, Elision, Ellipsis, Extenuation, Fade-out, Languishment, Lessening, Letup, Lowering, Miniaturization, Mitigation, Narrowing, Phonography, Pruning, Reduction, Relaxation, Sagging, Scaling down, Shortening, Shorthand, Simplicity, Stenography, Stricture, Subtraction, Syncope, Syneresis, Tachygraphy, Taper, Tapering, Truncation, Weakening

How to use Contraction in a sentence?

  1. The two BTO breeding bird atlases indicated that a 29% contraction in range occurred in Britain between the late 1960s and early 1990s.
  2. The economy suffered a contraction due to the unforeseen fall in oil prices, resulting in widespread reductions in force by companies across several industries.
  3. The recent recession led to a period of contraction of the economy that worried the local businesses and led to several legislative changes.
  4. The general contraction of the industry did further damage to morale.

Meaning of Contraction & Contraction Definition