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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
From wordnet.princeton.edu