Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of extracting or the condition of being extracted.
  • noun Something obtained by extracting; an extract.
  • noun Origin; lineage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of extracting.
  • noun The operation of drawing anything from a substance, as an essence, tincture, or the like.
  • noun The act of taking out or copying a part, as a passage from a book.
  • noun In arithmetic and algebra, the rule or operation of finding the root of a given number or quantity. See root.
  • noun That which is extracted; extract; essence.
  • noun Descent; lineage; birth; derivation of persons from a stock or family.
  • noun The production of segregated descendants by Mendelian hybrids.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of extracting, or drawing out.
  • noun Derivation from a stock or family; lineage; descent; birth; the stock from which one has descended.
  • noun That which is extracted; extract; essence.
  • noun (Math.) The method or rule by which the operation is performed; evolution.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An act of extracting or the condition of being extracted.
  • noun A person's origin or ancestry.
  • noun Something extracted, an extract, as from a plant or an organ of an animal etc.
  • noun military An act of removing someone from a hostile area to a secure location.
  • noun dentistry A removal of a tooth from its socket.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the action of taking out something (especially using effort or force)
  • noun the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means
  • noun properties attributable to your ancestry

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Eastern Quebec, being largely Norman in extraction, is also the home of ballads; while we fail to detect more than a small number in the Montreal districts, where the settlers were more predominantly from the Loire River to the south.

    Folk Songs of French Canada

  • The step, who's contents have been hidden in order to keep the example short, would use the p: http-request step to submit a request to a term extraction service.

    O'Reilly News: XML

  • Aside from the usual habitat destruction involved in extraction processes, aluminum production threatens your children in several ways: the climate change footprint is enormous, starting with the gases released in the process itself.

    J Henry Fair: Hungarian Bauxite

  • Aside from the usual habitat destruction involved in extraction processes, aluminum production threatens your children in several ways: the climate change footprint is enormous, starting with the gases released in the process itself.

    J Henry Fair: Hungarian Bauxite

  • Even in the height of the spill response, much of the extraction from the satellite data was done manually, McDonald said.

    Presidential Oil Spill Commission Hears Calls for Stronger Response Plan

  • Aside from the usual habitat destruction involved in extraction processes, aluminum production threatens your children in several ways: the climate change footprint is enormous, starting with the gases released in the process itself.

    J Henry Fair: Hungarian Bauxite

  • Clearance of drugs with a low rate of hepatic extraction is especially dependent on the rate of liver metabolism. 7 Drugs which have low intrinsic clearance rates will have a corresponding decrease in metabolism with decreased hepatic function. 7 Clearance of drugs with a high rate of hepatic extraction will be mostly dependent on the rate of hepatic blood flow. 7 This can be diminished, as mentioned earlier, making these drugs more bioavailable.

    Elderly

  • Aside from the usual habitat destruction involved in extraction processes, aluminum production threatens your children in several ways: the climate change footprint is enormous, starting with the gases released in the process itself.

    J Henry Fair: Hungarian Bauxite

  • I hope Foxman understands that we have higher priorities than Israel now: rescuing our capitalist system, fixing our healthcare, Iranian nuclear ambitions, Pakistan as a focus of terror war, extraction from the Iraq quagmire, etc.

    Matthew Yglesias » Foxman: Mitchell is “Fair” and I’m Unhappy About It

  • Aside from the usual habitat destruction involved in extraction processes, aluminum production threatens your children in several ways: the climate change footprint is enormous, starting with the gases released in the process itself.

    J Henry Fair: Hungarian Bauxite

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