protraction

noun pro·trac·tion \ prō-ˈtrak-shən , prə- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of protraction

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


Medical Dictionary

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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