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"tract" in British English

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tractnoun [C]

uk   us   /trækt/
  • tract noun [C] (WRITING)

a ​shortpiece of writing, ​especially on a ​religious or ​politicalsubject, that is ​intended to ​influence other people's ​opinions: a ​moral/​religious/​socialist tract Have you ​read John Milton's tracts ondivorce?
  • tract noun [C] (LAND)

a ​largearea of ​land: The ​house is ​surrounded by vast tracts ofwoodland. US a ​measuredarea of ​land that is used for a ​particularpurpose, such as ​buildinghouses or ​digging for ​oil: a 132-acre tract in Irving
  • tract noun [C] (TUBE)

a ​system of ​connectedtubes and ​organs with a ​particularfunction inside the ​body of a ​person or an ​animal : the urinary/​respiratory/​digestive tract
(Definition of tract from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tractnoun [C]

 us   /trækt/
  • tract noun [C] (LAND)

a ​largearea of ​land, or a ​measuredarea of ​land: The ​house is ​surrounded by ​vast tracts of ​woodland. A new ​hospital will be ​built on the 60-acre tract.
  • tract noun [C] (BODY SYSTEM)

a ​system of ​tubes and ​organs in the ​body that are ​connected and have a ​particularpurpose: the ​digestive/urinary tract
  • tract noun [C] (WRITING)

fml a ​shortpiece of writing, esp. on a ​religious or ​politicalsubject, that is ​intended to ​influence people’s ​opinions
(Definition of tract from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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