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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 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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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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