protraction

noun
pro·​trac·​tion | \ prō-ˈtrak-shən How to pronounce protraction (audio) , 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 How to pronounce protraction (audio) \

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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