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1、at- "to" + tract- + -ion.
- attraction (n.)
- late 14c., from French attraction, from Latin attractionem (nominative attractio) "a drawing together," noun of action from past participle stem of attrahere (see attract). Originally a medical word, "absorption by the body;" meaning "action of drawing to" is from 1540s (again medical); extended to magnetic, then figuratively to personal (c. 1600) qualities. Meaning "a thing which draws a crowd, interesting or amusing exhibition" is from 1829, a sense that developed in English and soon transferred to the French equivalent of the word.
- 1. The major box office attraction was, of course, the inimitable Peter Hunningale.
- 2. The centre of attraction was Pierre Auguste Renoir's oil painting.
- 3. Part of the attraction is Darwin's proximity to Asia.
- 4. His love for her was not just physical attraction.
- 5. In the play, talk is the sublimation of erotic attraction.
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