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Definition of tract:

  1. A region or quantity of land or water, of indefinite extent; an area; as, an unexplored tract of sea.
  2. A written discourse or dissertation, generally of short extent; a short treatise, especially on practical religion.
  3. Continued or protracted duration; length; extent.
  4. Continuity or extension of anything; as, the tract of speech.
  5. Something drawn out or extended; expanse.
  6. The footprint of a wild beast.
  7. To trace out; to track; also, to draw out; to protact.
  8. Track; trace.
  9. Traits; features; lineaments.
  10. Treatment; exposition.
  11. Verses of Scripture sung at Mass, instead of the Alleluia, from Septuagesima Sunday till the Saturday befor Easter; - so called because sung tractim, or without a break, by one voice, instead of by many as in the antiphons.


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