Definition of Contracting

1. Noun. Becoming infected. "The contracting of a serious illness can be financially catastrophic"

Exact synonyms: Catching
Generic synonyms: Acquiring, Getting
Derivative terms: Catching, Contract



Definition of Contracting

1. Adjective. That is getting smaller. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of contract), as in hiring or trading. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contracting

1. contract [v] - See also: contract

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contracting

contractedness
contractee
contractees
contractibilities
contractibility
contractible
contractibleness
contractile
contractile organ
contractile proteins
contractile ring
contractile stricture
contractile vacuole
contractilities
contractility
contracting (current term)
contraction
contraction band
contraction band necrosis
contraction stress test
contractional
contractionary
contractions
contractive
contractivity
contractless
contractor
contractor combatant
contractorization
contractors

Literary usage of Contracting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1904)
"Faculty of contracting by treaty, Low limited or modified. ... THE power of negotiating and contracting public treaties between nation and nation exists in ..."

2. The Hague Conventions and Declarations of 1899 and 1907: Accompanied by by James Brown Scott, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Division of International Law (1915)
"For this purpose they must make their adhesion known to the contracting Powers by means of a written notification addressed to the Netherland Government, ..."

3. The History of Political Parties in the Province of New York, 1760-1776 by Carl Lotus Becker (1907)
"Where the strength of the contracting parties is so unequal that the will of the stronger may be imposed upon the weaker, not only to the detriment of the ..."

4. A Dictionary Practical, Theoretical and Historical of Commerce and by John Ramsay McCulloch (1842)
"The contracting parties reciprocally renew their adhesion to the principle, ... The contracting stateĀ«, in the impossibility of establishing this uniformity ..."

5. The Proceedings of the Hague Peace Conferences: Translation of the Original by James Brown Scott (1920)
"It shall cease to be binding from the time when, in a war between the contracting Powers, one of the belligerents is joined by a non-contracting Power. ..."

6. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"The object of a treaty with such a stipulation is an obligation of one of the contracting States, and the treaty is therefore valid and binding. ..."

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