
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"
2. Noun. (military) the act of pulling back (especially an orderly withdrawal of troops). "The pullback is expected to be over 25,000 troops"
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 $f:X\backslash rightarrow\; Z$ and $g:\; Y\backslash rightarrow\; Z$ with a common codomain, ''Z'', their '''pullback''' is a pair of morphisms $p\_1:P\backslash rightarrow\; X$ and $p\_2:P\backslash rightarrow\; Y$ as well as their common domain, ''P'', such that the equation $f\backslash circ\; p\_1\; =\; g\backslash circ\; p\_2$ is satisfied, and for which there is the ''universal property'' that for any other object ''Q'' for which there are also morphisms $q\_1:\; Q\backslash rightarrow\; X$, $q\_2:\; Q\backslash rightarrow\; Y$; there is a unique morphism $u:\; Q\backslash rightarrow\; P$ such that $p\_1\backslash circ\; u\; =\; q\_1$ and $p\_2\; \backslash circ\; u\; =\; q\_2$. ¹
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Definition of Pullback
1. a restraint or drawback [n S]
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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 : " Re»olved, ... Brother pullback
hesitated, scratched his ear, rubbed his elbow, and was evidently ..."
3. Proceedings of the BerkeleyAmes 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
1form A on the 2torus which satisfies (10), and whose pullback under J is ..."
4. Brother Gardner's LimeKiln 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, ..."