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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)

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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)
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