### 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"

**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 $f:X\backslash rightarrow\; Z$ 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

¹ *Source: wiktionary.com*

### 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 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, ..."