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attraction

 [ah-trak´shun]
the force or influence by which one object is drawn toward another.
capillary attraction the force that causes a liquid to rise in a fine-caliber tube.

at·trac·tion

(ă-trak'shŭn),
The tendency of two bodies to approach each other.
[L. at-traho, pp. -tractus, to draw toward]

attraction

/at·trac·tion/ (ah-trak´shun)
1. the force, act, or process that draws one body toward another.
2. malocclusion in which the occlusal plane is closer than normal to the eye-ear plane, causing shortening of the face; cf. abstraction (3).

capillary attraction  the force which causes a liquid to rise in a fine-caliber tube.

attraction

Etymology: L, attrahere, to draw to
a tendency of the teeth or other maxillary or mandibular structures to become elevated above their normal position.

at·trac·tion

(ă-trak'shŭn)
A property or force by which anything tends to cause something else to approach it.
[L. at-traho, pp. -tractus, to draw toward]

attraction

the force or influence by which one object is drawn toward another.
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