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pro·trac·tor

 (prō-trăk′tər, prə-)
n.
1. A semicircular instrument for measuring and constructing angles.
2. Anatomy A muscle that extends a limb or other part.
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protractor

(prəˈtræktə)
n
1. (Mathematics) an instrument for measuring or drawing angles on paper, usually a flat semicircular transparent plastic sheet graduated in degrees
2. a person or thing that protracts
3. (Surgery) a surgical instrument for removing a bullet from the body
4. (Anatomy) anatomy a former term for extensor
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pro•trac•tor

(proʊˈtræk tər, prə-)

n.
1. (in surveying, mathematics, etc.) an instrument having a graduated arc for plotting or measuring angles.
2. one that protracts.
3. any muscle that serves to extend a part of the body; extensor.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.protractor - drafting instrument used to draw or measure anglesprotractor - drafting instrument used to draw or measure angles
drafting instrument - an instrument used by a draftsman in making drawings
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Translations
مِنْقَلَه، مِقْياس الزَّوايا
úhloměr
vinkelmåler
astelevy
szögmérõ
gráîubogi, hornmál
kampamatis
transportieris
uhlomer

protractor

[prəˈtræktəʳ] Ntransportador m
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protractor

[prəˈtræktər] n (GEOMETRY)rapporteur m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

protractor

n (Math) → Winkelmesser m
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protractor

[prəˈtræktəʳ] n (Geom) → goniometro
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

protractor

(prəˈtrӕktə) , ((American) prou-) noun
an instrument for drawing and measuring angles.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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