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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