protraction

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noun pro·trac·tion \-ˈtrak-shən\

Definition of protraction

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

  2. 2 :  the drawing to scale of an area of land

Origin and Etymology of protraction

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


First Known Use: 1535


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protraction

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noun pro·trac·tion \-ˈtrak-shən\

Medical Definition of protraction

  1. 1:  the act of moving an anatomical part forward

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

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