(redirected from extracting)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

EXTRACT. A part of a writing. In general this is not evidence, because the whole of the writing may explain the part extracted, so as to give it a different sense; but sometimes extracts from public books are evidence, as the extracts from the registers of births, marriages and burials, kept according to law, when the whole of the matter has been extracted which relates to the cause or matter in issue.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
A mix of water and alcohol is generally better at extracting a wider variety of constituents than either one alone.
WITH THE RAPID GROWTH OF DIGITAL INFORMATION RESOURCES, information extraction (IE)--the process of automatically extracting information from natural language texts--is becoming more important.
Zip-It is more feature-rich than other archiving utilities such as PKZIP and PKUNZIP, the popular shareware programs (available freely on the Web at www.download.com) that are the de facto standard for compressing and extracting files on a PC.