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English noun: tract

1. tract (location) an extended area of land

Synonymsparcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land

Broader (hypernym)geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region

Narrower (hyponym)athletic field, baseball diamond, battlefield, battleground, breeding ground, center, center field, centerfield, clearing, common, commons, desert, diamond, fairground, fairway, field, field, field, field of battle, field of fire, field of honor, glade, grassland, green, grounds, industrial park, infield, land site, left, left field, leftfield, lot, midway, mine field, minefield, mud flat, oasis, outfield, parade ground, park, park, parkland, patch, picnic area, picnic ground, playing area, playing field, plot, plot of ground, plot of land, public square, railway yard, railyard, range, right, right field, rightfield, sector, short, site, square, subdivision, terrain, toll plaza, yard, yard, yard

2. tract (body) a system of body parts that together serve some particular purpose

Broader (hypernym)system

Narrower (hyponym)airway, respiratory tract, urinary tract

3. tract (communication) a brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet


Broader (hypernym)treatise

4. tract (body) a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain

Synonymsnerve pathway, nerve tract, pathway

Broader (hypernym)substantia alba, white matter

Narrower (hyponym)cerebral peduncle, commissure, optic radiation, peduncle, radiatio optica

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