[ noun ] the force by which one object attracts another
Used in print(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)
However , a major factor in binding dirt is the attraction between surfaces that goes_under_the_name_of van_der_Waal_'s_forces .
Obviously , if colloidal particles bear charges of opposite sign or , if one kind is charged and the other kind is not , the attraction will be intensified and the tendency to agglomerate will be greatly reinforced .(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)
A Tibetan swami from Palermo , Sicily , announced in Beverly_Hills a newly discovered , ancient yoga discipline for ripple breathing which increased both pranha and cosmic attraction between sexes .
[ noun ] the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts
"her personality held a strange attraction for him"
Used in print(Irving Fineman, Woman of Valor: The Life of Henrietta...)
Into the texture of this tapestry of history and human drama Henrietta , as every artist delights to do , wove strands of her own intuitive insights into human nature and - especially in the remarkable story of the attraction and conflict between two so disparate and fervent characters as this pair - into the relations of men and women : `` In their relations , she was the giver and he the receiver , nay the demander .
And like Jo_March , who saw her sisters Meg and Amy involved in `` lovering '' before herself , Henrietta saw her sisters Rachel and Sadie drawn outside their family circle by the attraction of suitors , Rachel by Joe_Jastrow , and Sadie by Max_Lobl , a young businessman who would write her romantic descriptions of his trips by steamboat down the Mississippi .
[ noun ] (performing arts) an entertainment that is offered to the public
Used in print(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
Areas should be large enough to include the attractions , have ample space for the use of facilities needed , and have room around the edges to protect the values of the area from encroachment by private developments .
Shape of the area is also related_to the use attractions and needs of the development .
[ noun ] a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts
"flowers are an attractor for bees"
Used in print(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
Movement itself was the chief and often the only attraction of the primitive movies of the nineties .