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Meaning of “extraction” in the English Dictionary

"extraction" in British English

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extractionnoun

uk   us   /ɪkˈstræk.ʃən/
[U] the ​process of ​removing something, ​especially by ​force: The extraction ofminerals has ​damaged the ​countryside. [C] specialized medical the ​process of ​removing a ​tooth: She had two extractions.be of French, German, Chinese, etc. extraction to be from a ​family that ​originally came from another ​country
(Definition of extraction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"extraction" in American English

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extractionnoun [C/U]

 us   /ɪkˈstræk·ʃən/
the ​process of ​removing or taking out something: [C] a ​tooth extraction If you say that a ​person is of a ​particular extraction, you ​mean that the ​personoriginally came from the ​statednation or ​country: [U] She is of Korean extraction.
(Definition of extraction from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"extraction" in Business English

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extractionnoun [U]

uk   us   /ɪkˈstrækʃən/
PRODUCTION, NATURAL RESOURCES the ​process of ​removing a substance from the ​ground or from another substance: The ​localeconomy is overwhelmingly ​dependent on ​oil and ​gas extraction. Hard-rock ​mining refers to the excavation and extraction of hard ​minerals such as those containing metals such as ​gold, or gems such as diamonds.
(Definition of extraction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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