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Webster 1913 Edition


Extraction

Ex-trac′tion

,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
extraction
.]
1.
The act of extracting, or drawing out;
as, the
extraction
of a tooth, of a bone or an arrow from the body, of a stump from earth, of a passage from a book, of an essence or tincture
.
2.
Derivation from a stock or family; lineage; descent; birth; the stock from which one has descended.
“A family of ancient extraction.”
Clarendon.
3.
That which is extracted; extract; essence.
They [books] do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and
extraction
of that living intellect that bred them.
Milton.
The extraction of roots
.
(Math.)
(a)
The operation of finding the root of a given number or quantity.
(b)
The method or rule by which the operation is performed; evolution.

Webster 1828 Edition


Extraction

EXTRAC'TION

,
Noun.
[L. extractio.] The act of drawing out; as the extraction of a tooth; the extraction of a bone or an arrow from the body; the extraction of a fetus or child in midwifery.
1.
Descent; lineage; birth; derivation of persons from a stock or family. Hence,the stock or family from which one has descended. We say, a man is of a noble extraction.
2.
In pharmacy, the operation of drawing essences, tinctures, &c. from a substance.
3.
In arithmetic and algebra, the extraction of roots is the operation of finding the root of a given number of quantity; also, the method or rule by which the operation is performed.

Definition 2022


extraction

extraction

English

Noun

extraction (plural extractions)

  1. An act of extracting or the condition of being extracted.
  2. A person's origin or ancestry.
    • 2014, Larissa Remennick, Russian Israelis: Social Mobility, Politics and Culture, Routledge (ISBN 9781317977698), page 144
      Our companion on these tours was a young tourist, an American of Russian extraction, whose questions and remarks drew our attention to some details of Haifa life that have become too familiar and would have otherwise passed unnoticed. ...
  3. Something extracted, an extract, as from a plant or an organ of an animal etc.
    • Milton
      They [books] do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.
  4. (military) An act of removing someone from a hostile area to a secure location.
  5. (dentistry) A removal of a tooth from its socket.

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French

Noun

extraction f (plural extractions)

  1. extraction