Definition of contractural in English:


Pronunciation: /kənˈtraktʃ(ə)r(ə)l//kənˈtraktʃ(ə)r(ə)l/


  • 1Medicine
    Relating to or involving contracture.

    • ‘Upstream mutations that result in partial exon skipping have been reported previously, including in the human autosomal dominant disorder congenital contractural arachnodactyly.’
  • 2

    another term for contractual
    • ‘He exercised his contractural right to demand a trade, but he might opt to return rather than forfeit his existing contract by choosing free agency.’
    • ‘I've heard, though, that a lot of title designers find the genre very challenging - insufficient compensation, debilitating legal and contractural restrictions, and general lack of respect.’
    • ‘As previously reported, the date for its opening is said to be December, several months later than the company anticipated, although the contractural opening date is March 2004.’
    • ‘Although he took a writing credit on each song, Clark didn't actually compose; rather, his name was on the songs as a contractural obligation with the members of the group.’
    • ‘Total contractural foreign investment at the end of the month was US $6.53 billion, while actual foreign investment was US $4.7 billion, he said.’
    • ‘Contractual and career obligations create uncertainty about player loyalties, as professional athletes jockey for career advancement, taxation advantages and contractural stability in the short period they have in the limelight.’
    • ‘This time, millionaire owners and millionaire players can't agree on a few contractural issue.’
    • ‘But thanks to an oddball contractural agreement, the show has been playing in the UK since last fall, and the episodes aren't terribly hard to find online.’
    • ‘Funding priority within the organisation is now being given to projects where there are contractural obligations.’