Definition of Tract

1. Noun. An extended area of land.

2. Noun. A system of body parts that together serve some particular purpose.
Generic synonyms: System
Specialized synonyms: Airway, Respiratory Tract, Urinary Tract

3. Noun. A brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet.
Exact synonyms: Pamphlet
Generic synonyms: Treatise
Derivative terms: Pamphleteer

4. Noun. A bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain.

Definition of Tract

1. n. A written discourse or dissertation, generally of short extent; a short treatise, especially on practical religion.

2. n. Something drawn out or extended; expanse.

3. v. t. To trace out; to track; also, to draw out; to protact.

Definition of Tract

1. Noun. An area or expanse of land. ¹

2. Noun. A series of connected body organs, as in the ''digestive tract''. ¹

3. Noun. A small booklet such as a pamphlet, often for promotional or informational uses. ¹

4. Noun. A brief treatise or discourse on a subject of interest. ¹

5. Noun. A commentator's view or perspective on a subject. ¹

6. Noun. Continued or protracted duration, length, extent ¹

7. Verb. (obsolete) To pursue, follow; to track. ¹

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Definition of Tract

1. an expanse of land [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tract

1. A region, principally one of some length, specifically a collection or bundle of nerve fibres having the same origin, function and termination (tractus) or a number of organs, arranged in series, subserving a common function. Origin: L. Tractus This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tract

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Literary usage of Tract

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

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"HYDRICK, J. This action was brought for the partition of a tract of land between plaintiffs and the McCaskill defendants. The defendant Bank of Bethune was ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"The pyramid is composed of fibres derived from the direct pyramidal tract of the anterior column of the cord of its own side, ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Proofs are to be taken, and the parties have a right to be heard, and thereupon the court is required "to render judgment thereon." Survey of the tract in ..."

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