protraction mid-15c., from Fr. protraction (late 15c.) or directly from L.L. protractionem, noun of action from pp. stem of protrahere (see PROTRACT (Cf. protract)).

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  • protraction — noun Etymology: Late Latin protraction , protractio act of drawing out, from protrahere Date: 1535 1. the act of protracting ; the state of being protracted 2. the drawing to scale of an area of land …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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