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Definition of "extraction" []

  • The act of extracting or the condition of being extracted. (noun)
  • Something obtained by extracting; an extract. (noun)
  • Origin; lineage: of Spanish extraction. (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 "extraction" in a sentence
  • "Eastern Quebec, being largely Norman in extraction, is also the home of ballads; while we fail to detect more than a small number in the Montreal districts, where the settlers were more predominantly from the Loire River to the south."
  • "The step, who's contents have been hidden in order to keep the example short, would use the p: http-request step to submit a request to a term extraction service."
  • "I hope Foxman understands that we have higher priorities than Israel now: rescuing our capitalist system, fixing our healthcare, Iranian nuclear ambitions, Pakistan as a focus of terror war, extraction from the Iraq quagmire, etc."