Protraction


Protraction
Protraction Pro*trac"tion, n. [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. [1913 Webster]

A protraction only of what is worst in life. --Mallock. [1913 Webster]

2. (Surv.) (a) The act or process of making a plot on paper. (b) A plot on paper. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.