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noun at·trac·tion \ə-ˈtrak-shən\

Simple Definition of attraction

  • : something interesting or enjoyable that people want to visit, see, or do

  • : a performer who people want to see

  • : a feeling that makes someone romantically or sexually interested in another person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of attraction

  1. 1 a :  the act, process, or power of attracting b :  personal charm

  2. 2 :  the action or power of drawing forth a response :  an attractive quality

  3. 3 :  a force acting mutually between particles of matter, tending to draw them together, and resisting their separation

  4. 4 :  something that attracts or is intended to attract people by appealing to their desires and tastes <coming attractions>

Examples of attraction in a sentence

  1. The waterfall continues to be the main attraction at the park.

  2. The town's big attraction for movie lovers is the annual film festival.

  3. She is the star attraction of the show.

  4. There's a strong sexual attraction between them.

  5. His attraction to her grew over the course of their time together.

  6. A good relationship is based on more than just physical attraction.

  7. I understand the attraction of skydiving, but I could never do it.

  8. What are the attractions of owning your own business?

14th Century

First Known Use of attraction

14th century

Synonym Discussion of attraction

attraction, affinity, sympathy mean the relationship existing between things or persons that are naturally or involuntarily drawn together. attraction implies the possession by one thing of a quality that pulls another to it <felt an attraction to danger>. affinity implies a susceptibility or predisposition on the part of the one drawn <an affinity for mathematics>. sympathy implies a reciprocal or natural relation between two things that are both susceptible to the same influence <two minds in sympathy>.

ATTRACTION Defined for Kids


noun at·trac·tion \ə-ˈtrak-shən\

Definition of attraction for Students

  1. 1 :  a feeling of interest in something or someone <a romantic attraction>

  2. 2 :  the act or power of drawing toward something <magnetic attraction>

  3. 3 :  something that interests or pleases <tourist attractions>

Medical Dictionary


noun at·trac·tion \ə-ˈtrak-shən\

Medical Definition of attraction

  1. :  a force acting mutually between particles of matter, tending to draw them together, and resisting their separation


\ə-ˈtrakt\play transitive verb

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