Meaning of “attraction” in the English Dictionary

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"attraction" in British English

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attractionnoun

uk /əˈtræk.ʃən/ us /əˈtræk.ʃən/

B1 [ C or U ] something that makes people want 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, especially sexually, 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 pull others in or create interest in the person or thing:

[ C ] The company’s excellent employee benefits package is a major attraction.
[ U ] Sports hold little attraction for me.

An attraction is also something that makes people want to go to a place:

[ C ] Florida has numerous tourist attractions.

physics Attraction is also the force of gravity (= force that makes objects fall 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 /əˈtrækʃən/ us

something that people come to see because they are interested in it:

The historic centre is one of the major visitor attractions of the city.

(Definition of “attraction” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)