elongation

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elongation (plural elongations)

  1. The act of lengthening, or the state of being lengthened; protraction; extension.
  2. That which lengthens out; continuation.
  3. The ratio of the extension of a material to the length of the material prior to stretching.
  4. Removal to a distance; withdrawal; a being at a distance; distance.
  5. The angular distance of a planet from the sun; as, the elongation of Venus or Mercury.

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