tract (n.1)

"区域",15世纪中叶,"时期或时间的推移",来自拉丁语 tractus "轨迹、路线、空间、持续时间","拉出或拉动",来自 trahere "拉、画"的干支,来自PIE根 *tragh- "画、拖、动"(也是斯洛文尼亚语 trag "痕迹、轨迹"、中爱尔兰语 tragud "潮汐"的来源;也许有一个变体形式 *dhragh- ;见 drag (v.))。意思是"陆地或水域的延伸",最早记载于1550年代。具体的美国意义上的"发展用地"是从1912年开始记录的; tract housing 证明从1953年开始。

tract (n.2)

"小书,论文"12世纪中叶,可能是拉丁文 tractatus "a handling,treatise,treatment"的缩写形式,来自 tractare "to handle"(见 treat (v.))。相关链接: Tractarian .

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Definitions of tract from WordNet

tract (n.)
an extended area of land;
Synonyms: piece of land / piece of ground / parcel of land / parcel
tract (n.)
a system of body parts that together serve some particular purpose;
tract (n.)
a brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet;
Synonyms: pamphlet
tract (n.)
a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain;
Synonyms: nerve pathway / nerve tract / pathway