- a. The act of protracting.b. The state of being protracted.
- Linguistics The irregular lengthening of a normally short syllable.
protraction - Medical Definition
Variant of protract
- to draw out; lengthen in duration; prolong
- to draw to scale; using a protractor and scale
- Zool. to thrust out; extend
Origin: < L protractus, pp. of protrahere < pro-, forward + trahere, to draw
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