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tractnoun [C]

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

a large area of land, or a measured area 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 particular purpose: the digestive/urinary tract
  • tract noun [C] (WRITING)

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







"tract" in British English

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tractnoun [C]

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

a short piece of writing, especially on a religious or political subject, that is intended to influence other people's opinions: a moral/religious/socialist tract Have you read John Milton's tracts on divorce?
  • tract noun [C] (TUBE)

a system of connected tubes and organs with a particular function inside the body of a person or an animal : the urinary/respiratory/digestive tract
(Definition of tract from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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