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"attraction" in British English

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attractionnoun

uk   us   /əˈtræk.ʃən/
B1 [C or U] something that makes ​peoplewant to go to a ​place or do a ​particular thing: Life in Los Angeles has so many attractions - ​nightclubs, good ​restaurants, and so on. tourist attractions The ​opportunity to ​travel is one of the main attractions of this ​job. Skiing holds no attraction for me.C2 [U] the ​feeling of ​liking someone, ​especiallysexually, because of the way they ​look or ​behave: She ​felt an ​immediate physical attraction to him. [U] specialized physics a ​force by which things are ​pulled towards each other: gravitational attraction

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(Definition of attraction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"attraction" in American English

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attractionnoun [C/U]

 us   /əˈtræk·ʃən/
a ​quality or ​force of someone or something that ​tends to ​pullothers in or ​createinterest in the ​person or thing: [C] The company’s ​excellentemployeebenefitspackage is a ​major attraction. [U] Sports ​hold little attraction for me. An attraction is also something that makes ​peoplewant to go to a ​place: [C] Florida has ​numeroustourist attractions. physics Attraction is also the ​force of ​gravity (= ​force that makes ​objectsfall toward ​earth), or the ​force of a ​magnet that ​pulls things toward it.
(Definition of attraction from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"attraction" in Business English

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attractionnoun [C]

uk   us   /əˈtrækʃən/
something that ​people come to see because they are interested in it: The ​historiccentre is one of the ​major visitor attractions of the city.
(Definition of attraction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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