elongation

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elongation (plural elongations)

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

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