Meaning of retraction

re•trac•tion

Pronunciation: (ri-trak'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of retracting or the state of being retracted.
  2. withdrawal of a promise, statement, opinion, etc.: His retraction of the libel came too late.
  3. retractile power.
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