prolongation

[proh-lawng-gey-shuhn, -long-]
noun
1.
the act of prolonging: the prolongation of a line.
2.
the state of being prolonged.
3.
a prolonged or extended form.
4.
an added part.

Origin:
1480–90; < Late Latin prōlongātiōn- (stem of prōlongātiō) extension. See prolongate, -ion

nonprolongation, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To prolongation
Collins
World English Dictionary
prolong (prəˈlɒŋ)
 
vb
(tr) to lengthen in duration or space; extend
 
[C15: from Late Latin prōlongāre to extend, from Latin pro-1 + longus long]
 
prolongation
 
n
 
pro'longer
 
n
 
pro'longment
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
He concocts strategies ostensibly for the prolongation of a healthy life.
But the shelf is also a geographical term, used to describe the physical
  prolongation of land below the sea.
As medical technology promised ever-lengthier prolongation of life at
  ever-higher costs, his stand seemed sane, even humane.
Now the president seems intent on an extraordinary concentration of power into
  his family's hands, and on its prolongation.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;