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Definition of tract noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(biology) a system of connected organs or tissues along which materials or messages pass the digestive tract a nerve tract
  2. 2an area of land, especially a large one synonym stretch vast tracts of forest They bought a 40-acre tract of land for development.
  3. 3(sometimes disapproving) a short piece of writing, especially on a religious, moral, or political subject, that is intended to influence people's ideas feminist tracts
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