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Definition of attraction noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, singular] a feeling of liking someone, especially sexually She felt an immediate attraction for him. Sexual attraction is a large part of falling in love. They felt a strong mutual attraction.
  2. 2[countable] an interesting or enjoyable place to go or thing to do The Grand Canyon is a major tourist attraction. The main attraction at Yellowstone Park is Old Faithful. Attractions at the fair include a mini-circus, clowns, dancers and a jazz band.
  3. 3[countable, uncountable] a feature, quality, or person that makes something seem interesting and enjoyable, and worth having or doing I can't see the attraction of sitting on a beach all day. City life holds little attraction for me. She is the star attraction of the show. And there's the added attraction of free champagne on all flights.
  4. 4[uncountable] (physics) a force that pulls things toward each other gravitational/magnetic attraction compare repulsion
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: attraction