protraction

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pro·trac·tion

 (prō-trăk′shən, prə-)
n.
1.
a. The act of protracting.
b. The state of being protracted.
2. Linguistics The irregular lengthening of a normally short syllable.
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protraction

(prəˈtrækʃən)
n
1. the act or process of protracting
2. the state or condition of being protracted
3. a prolongation or protrusion
4. an extension of something in time or space
5. something that is extended in time or space
6. (Poetry) the irregular lengthening of a syllable that is usually short
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pro•trac•tion

(proʊˈtræk ʃən, prə-)

n.
1. the act of protracting; prolongation; extension.
2. protrusion.
3. something protracted.
4. a drawing or rendering to scale.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.protraction - the consequence of being lengthened in duration
length, duration - continuance in time; "the ceremony was of short duration"; "he complained about the length of time required"
fermata - (music) a prolongation of unspecified length on a note or chord or rest
2.protraction - the act of prolonging something; "there was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks"
continuance, continuation - the act of continuing an activity without interruption
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protraction

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

protraction

[prəˈtrækʃən] Nprolongación f
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protraction

n that can only lead to the protraction of the discussion/illnessdas kann nur dazu führen, dass sich die Diskussion/Krankheit hinzieht
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pro·trac·tion

n. protracción, tracción hacia afuera, como en la mandíbula.
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Herbst appliances Mandibular Protraction appliance.8 Twin Block and Herbst appliances are among the most Popular functional appliances9 Twin Block appliance is the most preferred functional appliance in UK10 and The Herbst appliance is most commonly used in most countries.11
Effectiveness of twin-block and Mandibular Protraction Appliance-IV in the improvement of pharyngeal airway passage dimensions in Class II malocclusion subjects with a retrognathic mandible.
(27), the highest post mandibular protraction stress was observed in the posterior area and posterio-superior areas of the condyle, and the stress was determined in this area to be tensile.