Definition of “tract” - English Dictionary

“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:

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 :

(Definition of “tract” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“tract” in American English

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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)