English noun: retraction
|1.||retraction (communication) a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion|
|Broader (hypernym)||disavowal, disclaimer|
|Narrower (hyponym)||backdown, climb-down, withdrawal|
|2.||retraction (act) the act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back|
|Samples||The retraction of the landing gear.|
Retraction of the foreskin.
|Broader (hypernym)||motility, motion, move, movement|