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elongation

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noun elon·ga·tion \(ˌ)ē-ˌlȯŋ-ˈgā-shən\

Definition of elongation

  1. 1 :  the angular distance of a celestial body from another around which it revolves or from a particular point in the sky

  2. 2 a :  the state of being elongated or lengthened; also :  the process of elongating b :  something that is elongated



Examples of elongation in a sentence

  1. <the elongation of artificial fibers in the manufacturing process>



14th Century

First Known Use of elongation

14th century


Medical Dictionary

elongation

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noun elon·ga·tion \(ˌ)ē-ˌlȯŋ-ˈgā-shən\

Medical Definition of elongation

  1. 1:  the state of being elongated or lengthened; also :  the process of growing or increasing in length <chain elongation in DNA synthesis> <the elongation of a muscle under tension>

  2. 2:  something that is elongated





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