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Meaning of PROTRACTION

Pronunciation:  pru'trakshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of prolonging something; "there was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks"
  2. [n]  the consequence of being lengthened in duration
 

PROTRACTION is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: continuation, lengthening, lengthiness, perpetuation, prolongation, prolongation
 
 See Also: continuance, continuation, duration, length

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pro*trac"tion\, n. [L. protractio.]
1. A drawing out, or continuing; the act of delaying the
   termination of a thing; prolongation; continuance; delay;
   as, the protraction of a debate.

         A protraction only of what is worst in life.
                                               --Mallock.

2. (Surv.)
   (a) The act or process of making a plot on paper.
   (b) A plot on paper.

 

 

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