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Webster 1913 Edition


Protraction

Pro-trac′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
protractio
.]
1.
A drawing out, or continuing; the act of delaying the termination of a thing; prolongation; continuance; delay;
as, the
protraction
of a debate
.
A
protraction
only of what is worst in life.
Mallock.
2.
(Surv.)
(a)
The act or process of making a plot on paper.
(b)
A plot on paper.

Webster 1828 Edition


Protraction

PROTRAC'TION

,
Noun.
The act of drawing out or continuing in time; the act of delaying the termination of a thing; as the protraction of a debate.

Definition 2022


protraction

protraction

English

Noun

protraction (countable and uncountable, plural protractions)

  1. (uncountable) The condition of being protracted
  2. (countable) The act of protracting
  3. (linguistics) The lengthening of a short syllable
  4. (anatomy) An anterior movement on the horizontal plane; The forward movement of the tongue or of a limb
  5. The act of making a plot on paper.

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