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retract

[′rē‚trakt]
(mathematics)
A subset R of a topological space X is a retract of X if there is a continuous map ƒ from X to R, with ƒ(r) = r for all points r of R.
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We are retracting these published papers because the peer-review process required for publication in our journals had been deliberately compromised by fabricated peer reviewer reports.
Notices of retraction should mention the reasons and basis for the retraction, to distinguish cases of misconduct from those of honest error; they should also specify who is retracting the article.
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She says his record of changing his story shows that he did not in fact "simply" retract his confession after eight years: that he was giving a "substantially different account" of events three years after the trial; another wholly different account three years on; and then retracting the confession altogether 18 months later.
Remove the amino belt and pull the retracting slide handle to the rear.
After conducting bivariate analyses, the analyst used logistic regression to identify demographic, socioeconomic and psychosocial characteristics associated with retracting reports of virginity pledges and sexual experience.
Changing bits is a simple matter of depressing the collar, retracting the bit into the handle and selecting the next one.
Observations of popping soap bubbles similarly show the shell retracting, Dorbolo says.
After removing the pod's tail section, we noticed 8 feet of the hose was jammed and tangled around the drum, preventing the hose from streaming or retracting completely.
The Bench Top Cage offers improved access with its "windowshade" retracting front panel and its simplified assembly.
Levator scapula: Though it has its origin in the neck, this muscle inserts in the scapula (shoulder blade), and is responsible for elevating and retracting it.
The entire package showcased on the Welcome would be shipped in three modules: the roof, the load area and sliding upper glass section, and the folding seat with its integral retracting glass divider.