2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Protraction \Pro*trac"tion\, noun [L. protractio.]

1. A drawing out, or continuing; the act of delaying the termination of a thing; prolongation; continuance; delay; as, the protraction of a debate.

A protraction only of what is worst in life. --Mallock.

2. (Surv.) (a) The act or process of making a plot on paper. (b) A plot on paper.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: the consequence of being lengthened in duration [syn: {lengthiness}, {prolongation}, {continuation}, {protraction}]

2: the act of prolonging something; "there was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks" [syn: {prolongation}, {protraction}, {perpetuation}, {lengthening}]

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