Übersetzung von “contraction” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch

contraction

nouncontraction /kənˈtrækʃən/
countable a short form of a word
contraction feminine , forme feminine contractée

"can't" is a contraction of "cannot."
"can't" est une forme contractée / contraction de "cannot"
countable a muscle movement that helps to push a baby out of its mother
contraction feminine

Her contractions began that night.
Ses contractions ont commencé cette nuit-là.
uncountable reduction in size
réduction feminine

a contraction of the work force
une réduction des effectifs

(Übersetzung von “contraction” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)