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e·lon·ga·tion

 (ĭ-lông′gā′shən, ĭ-lŏng′-, ē′lông-, ē′lŏng-)
n.
1. The act of elongating or the condition of being elongated.
2. Something that elongates; an extension.
3. Astronomy The angular distance between two celestial bodies as seen from a third body, typically Earth.

elongation

(ˌiːlɒŋˈɡeɪʃən)
n
1. the act of elongating or state of being elongated; lengthening
2. something that is elongated
3. (Astronomy) astronomy the difference between the celestial longitude of the sun and that of a planet or the moon

e•lon•ga•tion

(ɪ lɔŋˈgeɪ ʃən, ɪ lɒŋ-, ˌi lɔŋ-, ˌi lɒŋ-)

n.
1. the act of elongating or the state of being elongated.
2. something that is elongated; prolongation.
3. the angular distance, measured from the earth, between a planet or the moon and the sun or between a satellite and its primary.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elongation - the quality of being elongatedelongation - the quality of being elongated  
longness - the property of being of long spatial extent; "one gene causes shortness and the other causes longness"
2.elongation - an addition to the length of something
addition, add-on, improver - a component that is added to something to improve it; "the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement"; "the addition of cinnamon improved the flavor"
3.elongation - the act of lengthening something
change of shape - an action that changes the shape of something

elongation

noun
The act of making something longer or the condition of being made longer:
Translations
تَطْويل
langstrakthed
lenging

elongation

[ˌiːlɒŋˈgeɪʃən] N (= act) → alargamiento m; (= part elongated) → extensión f

elongation

nVerlängerung f; (= stretching)Ausstrecken nt

elongation

[ˌiːlɒŋˈgeɪʃn] nallungamento

elongated

(ˈiːloŋgeitid) , ((American) iˈlo:ŋgeitid) adjective
(made) long and narrow; stretched out. An oval looks like an elongated circle.
ˌelonˈgation noun
References in classic literature ?
Four membranous wings covered with little colored scales of metallic appearance; mouth forming a rolled proboscis, produced by an elongation of the jaws, upon the sides of which are found the rudiments of mandibles and downy palpi; the inferior wings retained to the superior by a stiff hair; antennae in the form of an elongated club, prismatic; abdomen pointed, The Death's -- headed Sphinx has occasioned much terror among the vulgar, at times, by the melancholy kind of cry which it utters, and the insignia of death which it wears upon its corslet.
As Wemmick and Miss Skiffins sat side by side, and as I sat in a shadowy corner, I observed a slow and gradual elongation of Mr.
At each change in the evolutions of the latter, the former raised his tall person in the stirrups; producing, in this manner, by the undue elongation of his legs, such sudden growths and diminishings of the stature, as baffled every conjecture that might be made as to his dimensions.
Na-a-y," said old Martin, with an elongation of the word, meant to make it bitter as well as negative, while he leaned forward and looked down on the floor.
In a way, this ability of theirs to destroy across space was an elongation of claw and fang.
In short, it is such an admirable thing that Mademoiselle Hortense can't forget it; but at meals for days afterwards, even among her countrywomen and others attached in like capacity to the troop of visitors, relapses into silent enjoyment of the joke--an enjoyment expressed, in her own convivial manner, by an additional tightness of face, thin elongation of compressed lips, and sidewise look, which intense appreciation of humour is frequently reflected in my Lady's mirrors when my Lady is not among them.
Indeed, an appreciable elongation of his visage might have been observed as he replied:
Tribune News Network Doha The nearest planet of the sun 'Mercury' will be at highest point over western horizon of Qatar sky on Thursday, March 15, when it will be at greatest elongation with the sun, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has announced.
William Sheehan replies: Clearly, Venus is a special case, and it is only because its orbit is the most nearly circular of all the planets' that observers in the 1950s and 1960s (and presumably Schroter himself) were able to ignore, with relative impunity, the small discrepancy between the times of greatest elongation and dichotomy.
With typical fluid operating temperatures as high as 150[degrees]C, the newest FSR elastomers can maintain key performance properties such as tensile strength and elongation, and provide certain advantages over FKM sealing materials due to their lower-temperature performance and lower modulus.
A new class of silicone elastomers with unprecedented elongation and shape-recovery abilities has been developed by Gelest, Inc.