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CONTRACTION. An abbreviation; a mode of writing or printing by which some of the letters of a word are omitted. See Abbreviations.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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[1], for the feedback controller, [U.sub.j](t) = [K.sub.j] X (t), if the ellipsoid [epsilon] (P,l) is contractively invariant, and matrixes P >0, [K.sub.i], and H (m x n matrix) make the initial value of [X.sub.0] [member of] [epsilon](P, 1) and
In this paper, the T-S fuzzy control theorem and the ability of contractively invariant ellipsoid were applied for nonlinear systems with input saturation.
contractively modified eight monuments by approximately 444,905 acres.