meaning of contraction

1. The act or process of contracting, shortening, or shrinking; the state of being contracted; as, contraction of the heart, of the pupil of the eye, or of a tendion; the contraction produced by cold.
The process of shortening an operation.
The act of incurring or becoming subject to, as liabilities, obligation, debts, etc. ; the process of becoming subject to; as, the contraction of a disease.
Something contracted or abbreviated, as a word or phrase; -- as, plenipo for plenipotentiary; crim. con. for criminal conversation, etc.
The shortening of a word, or of two words, by the omission of a letter or letters, or by reducing two or more vowels or syllables to one; as, neer for never; cant for can not; dont for do not; its for it is.
A marriage contract.
contraction reduction contract programmer A programmer who works on a fixed-length/temporary contract, and is often specialised in writing certain types of code. A contract programmer may be independent or they may work in a suppliers professional services department, providing consultancy and programming services for the suppliers products.
the act of decreasing something in size or volume or quantity or scope

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