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The economy’s deep contraction was heavily driven by services.
A COUNTRY THAT ESCAPED A RECESSION IN 2008 IS OFFICIALLY IN ONE NOWCLAIRE ZILLMAN, REPORTERSEPTEMBER 2, 2020FORTUNE
In the cyclic universe, however, the smoothing happens during a period of contraction.
BIG BOUNCE SIMULATIONS CHALLENGE THE BIG BANGCHARLIE WOODAUGUST 4, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
When it comes to visualizing expansion and contraction, people often focus on a balloonlike universe whose change in size is described by a “scale factor.”
BIG BOUNCE SIMULATIONS CHALLENGE THE BIG BANGCHARLIE WOODAUGUST 4, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
The varying rates of contraction will be most extreme in countries like Thailand, Japan and Spain along with 20 others, where declines could see their populations halved by 2100, a new Lancet report on fertility and population growth scenarios shows.
AFRICA’S POPULATION WILL TRIPLE BY THE END OF THE CENTURY EVEN AS THE REST OF THE WORLD SHRINKSYOMI KAZEEMJULY 16, 2020QUARTZ
The expected population contraction will be due to dropping fertility rates with death rates being either at par with or faster than birth rates in several countries.
AFRICA’S POPULATION WILL TRIPLE BY THE END OF THE CENTURY EVEN AS THE REST OF THE WORLD SHRINKSYOMI KAZEEMJULY 16, 2020QUARTZ
In fact, incredibly faster, after his once-a-century contraction of short years before.
OLD FRIENDS ARE THE BESTJACK SHARKEY
I take iowell (with a bar through the ll) to be the usual (Northern) contraction for Iowellis, jewels; F. text, joiau, pl.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
The nick-name of Gigonnet was applied to Bidault on account of a feverish, involuntary contraction of a leg muscle.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
Expansion and contraction broke the high arch and the connexions between the arches.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
Her lowered eyelids had that vague contraction which suggests a tear checked in its course, or a thought suppressed.
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO CONTRACTION

  • absorption
  • adherence
  • adhesion
  • constriction
  • contraction
  • drag
  • draught
  • drawing
  • grip
  • haulage
  • pull
  • pulling
  • purchase
  • resorption
  • strain
  • stress
  • stretch
  • suck
  • suction
  • towage
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