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protraction

[proh-trak-shuh n, pruh-] /proʊˈtræk ʃən, prə-/
noun
1.
the act of protracting; prolongation; extension.
3.
something that is protracted.
4.
a drawing or rendering to scale.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Late Latin prōtractiōn- (stem of prōtractiō) prolongation. See protract, -ion
Related forms
nonprotraction, noun
overprotraction, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for over protraction

protraction

/prəˈtrækʃən/
noun
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.
the irregular lengthening of a syllable that is usually short
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Word Origin and History for over protraction

protraction

n.

mid-15c., "drawing or writing of numbers," from Middle French protraction (15c.) and directly from Late Latin protractionem (nominative protractio) "a drawing out or lengthening," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin protrahere "to draw forward, draw out, bring forth;" figuratively "bring to light, reveal, expose," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + trahere "to draw" (see tract (n.1)). Meaning "act of drawing out or prolonging" is from 1530s.

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over protraction in Medicine

protraction pro·trac·tion (prō-trāk'shən, prə-)
n.
Extension of teeth or other maxillary or mandibular structures into a position anterior to the normal position.

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