Definition of Pullback

1. Noun. A device (as a decorative loop of cord or fabric) for holding or drawing something back. "The draperies were drawn to the sides by pullbacks"

Exact synonyms: Tieback
Generic synonyms: Holding Device

2. Noun. (military) the act of pulling back (especially an orderly withdrawal of troops). "The pullback is expected to be over 25,000 troops"
Generic synonyms: Withdrawal
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Derivative terms: Pull Back

Definition of Pullback

1. n. That which holds back, or causes to recede; a drawback; a hindrance.

Definition of Pullback

1. Noun. The act or result of pulling back; a withdrawal ¹

2. Noun. That which holds back, or causes to recede; a drawback; a hindrance. ¹

3. Noun. (architecture) The iron hook fixed to a casement to pull it shut, or to hold it partly open at a fixed point. ¹

4. Noun. (finance) A reduction in the price of a financial instrument after reaching a peak ¹

5. Noun. (category theory) Given a pair of morphisms f:X\rightarrow Z and g: Y\rightarrow Z with a common codomain, ''Z'', their '''pullback''' is a pair of morphisms p_1:P\rightarrow X and p_2:P\rightarrow Y as well as their common domain, ''P'', such that the equation f\circ p_1 = g\circ p_2 is satisfied, and for which there is the ''universal property'' that for any other object ''Q'' for which there are also morphisms q_1: Q\rightarrow X, q_2: Q\rightarrow Y; there is a unique morphism u: Q\rightarrow P such that p_1\circ u = q_1 and p_2 \circ u = q_2. ¹

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Definition of Pullback

1. a restraint or drawback [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pullback

pull the rug out from under someone
pull the string
pull the trigger
pull the wool over somebody's eyes
pull the wool over someone's eyes
pull through
pull together
pull up
pull up a pew
pull up short
pull up stakes
pull up stumps
pull wires
pulled a train
pulled one's head in
pulled one's own weight
pulled one's weight
pulled over
pulled pork
pulled teeth
pulled together

Literary usage of Pullback

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1. International Trade and Core Labour Standards by OECD Staff, Organization For Economic Cooperat OECD (2000)
"4.5 Meromorphic Functions and Meromorphic Mappings (a) pullback of holomorphic functions and plurisubharmonic functions. Let M and A' be complex manifolds ..."

2. A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present by Edmund Clarence Stedman, Ellen Mackay Hutchinson (1889)
"Trustee pullback offered the following resolution : " ReĀ»olved, ... Brother pullback hesitated, scratched his ear, rubbed his elbow, and was evidently ..."

3. Proceedings of the Berkeley-Ames Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Control by Louis R. Hunt, Clyde Martin (1984)
"We therefore assume that, for the given function A, it is possible to find a 1-form A on the 2-torus which satisfies (10), and whose pullback under J is ..."

4. Brother Gardner's Lime-Kiln Club: Being the Regular Proceedings of the by M. Quad (1882)
""Brudder pullback," said the President, as he looked at the member over the top ... Brother pullback hesitated, scratched his ear, rubbed his elbow, ..."

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