protraction

noun
pro·trac·tion | \ prō-ˈtrak-shən , prə- \

Definition of protraction 

1 : the act of protracting : the state of being protracted

2 : the drawing to scale of an area of land

First Known Use of protraction

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for protraction

Late Latin protraction-, protractio act of drawing out, from protrahere

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protraction

noun
pro·trac·tion | \ -ˈtrak-shən \

Medical Definition of protraction 

1 : the act of moving an anatomical part forward

2 : the state of being protracted especially : protrusion of the jaws

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