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Definition of "attraction" []

  • The act or capability of attracting. (noun)
  • The quality of attracting; charm. (noun)
  • A feature or characteristic that attracts. (noun)
  • A person, place, thing, or event that is intended to attract: The main attraction was a Charlie Chaplin film. (noun)
  • The electric or magnetic force exerted by oppositely charged particles, tending to draw or hold the particles together. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "attraction" in a sentence
  • "Massey's main attraction is its huge reserves of high-quality metallurgical coal, which is used to make steel and is in great demand in China and India."
  • "The main attraction is the potential for showers and storms with strong winds, both this morning and maybe again during the late afternoon into evening."
  • "But when the sun sets, the main attraction is the thrilling La Ronde amusement park."