Verlängerung

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Etymology[edit]

verlängern +‎ -ung

Noun[edit]

Verlängerung f (genitive Verlängerung, plural Verlängerungen)

  1. prolongation; lengthening (process of making something longer, in space or duration)
  2. lengthening (process of becoming longer, in space or duration)
  3. (sports, soccer) extra time, overtime

Usage notes[edit]

  • Not used of the lengthening of a vowel. For that see Längung.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (extra time): Overtime (only in Anglo-Saxon sports like basketball)

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