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.

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

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.
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

protraction

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

protraction

[prəˈtrækʃən] Nprolongación f

protraction

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

pro·trac·tion

n. protracción, tracción hacia afuera, como en la mandíbula.
References in classic literature ?
By the quantity of provision which I had consumed, I should guess that I had passed three weeks in this journey; and the continual protraction of hope, returning back upon the heart, often wrung bitter drops of despondency and grief from my eyes.
During this procedure it is important to stabilize the scapula using the proximal hand in order to prevent the internal rotation from causing a protraction of the scapula, which would otherwise lead to an overestimation of the measurement.
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We placed arm supports at a height sufficient to allow 90[degrees] of elbow flexion without shoulder protraction or elevation.
The inner surface of the cyst wall was macroscopically smooth, and there was no tumorous protraction or transportation to the collecting system.
Adding to the potential for the protraction of the conflict with ISIL is the group's control of swaths of territory across two states.
The Council pointed out that without the modernisation of the repossession procedure, the banks would charge high interest to cover their losses, would not grant mortgages for primary homes, and would not be able to collect and hence not be able to lend, leading to the paralysis of the economy and the protraction of the recession for many years.
Each of the leases resides in the Atwater Valley protraction area, with Noble Energy acquiring a 50 percent working interest in 13 leases and an average 26 percent working interest in four leases.
NNA - President Michel Sleiman warned on Saturday against protraction of the systematic attack against the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), and confirmed that everyone must rally around the army and support it in its "grand national mission internally and at the borders.
A blinded tester grasped the scapular lateral border and applied force in the posterior direction to prevent scapular protraction and abduction movements.
One year and a half passed since signing of the agreement on construction of the hydropower plant, but the Russian sides blames Kyrgyzstan for protraction of the project: it is unclear where the plant should be built, the land is yet to be allotted for construction site.