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noun [C] uk   us   /trækt/

tract noun [C] (WRITING)

a short piece of writing, especially on a religious or political subject, that is intended to influence other people's opinions: a moral/religious/socialist tract Have you read John Milton's tracts on divorce?

tract noun [C] (LAND)

a large area of land: The house is surrounded by vast tracts of woodland. US a measured area of land that is used for a particular purpose, such as building houses or digging for oil: a 132-acre tract in Irving

tract noun [C] (TUBE)

a system of connected tubes and organs in the body of a person or an animal, which has a particular purpose: the urinary/respiratory/digestive tract
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