Synonyms of 'contraction'

abatement, abbreviation, abridgment, alleviation, apocope, aposiopesis, attenuation, clipping, constriction, crasis, cutting, decrease, decrement, deduction, deflation, depreciation, depression, diminution, dying, elision, ellipsis, extenuation, fade-out, languishment, letup, lowering, phonography, reduction, relaxation, shortening, shorthand, simplicity, stenography, stricture, subtraction, syncope, syneresis, tachygraphy, taper, truncation