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Synonyms for contract

Synonyms for contract

a legally binding arrangement between parties

an agreement, especially one involving a sale or exchange

to enter into a formal agreement

to assume an obligation

to become affected with a disease

to reduce in size, as by drawing together

Synonyms for contract

a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

(contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make

a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid

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enter into a contractual arrangement

engage by written agreement

be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness


become smaller or draw together

make smaller

compress or concentrate

make or become more narrow or restricted


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Neither the investments nor the value nor the cost of the intermediate good are contractible ex ante.
7 in [12] characterize the open intervals in a (finite) Cambrian lattice which are contractible, and those which are spherical in the following way: an interval [[u, [upsilon]].
When the out side surface is in a substantially planar configuration, the display is observable and the outer material layer is subsequently contractible then extendible with the stretchable member.
r][GAMMA] any r-dimensional, (r - 1)-connected CW-space with a free [GAMMA]-action, and by E[GAMMA] any contractible CW-space with a free [GAMMA]-action.
The pants are secured to a complimentary fastening portion of the back waistband, each with contractible leg portions defining a leg opening.
Disposable Absorbent Article Having Elastically Contractible Waist And Sides: No.
A] 4-cycles are contractible, so our goal may be reduced to counting the equivalence classes of basic 5-cycles in [Asc.
The upper panel further comprises a contractible tensible member to hold the cover to the vessel adjacent the neck portion of the vessel.
Each of the containment flaps contains at least one elastomeric thread and a barrier layer stitched with an elastomeric thread, which makes it elastically contractible.
1 would therefore imply that, for such [sigma] and [tau], intervals [1, [tau]] and [[sigma], [tau]] are each either contractible or homotopy equivalent to a single sphere (of dimension [absolute value of [tau]] - 3 and [absolute value of [tau]] - [absolute value of [sigma]] - 2, respectively).
Given that effort is verifiable and contractible, a group could use forcing contracts to ensure that all group members exert the group-efficient effort.
It is impossible to ignore contractibility in choosing the content of the rule because we now know that the optimal substance for a rule will often be different for rules that are contractible than for those that are not.
As of January 31, 2001, shippers have recontracted all available annual contractible firm service on the Southern mainline from Compressor Station 2 to Sumas and on the Fort Nelson mainline for a two-year term, effective November 1, 2001.