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See also: élongation
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
elongation (plural elongations)
- The act of lengthening
- the state of being lengthened
- That which lengthens out; continuation.
- The ratio of the extension of a material to the length of the material prior to stretching.
- Removal to a distance; withdrawal; a being at a distance; distance.
- (astronomy) The angular distance of a planet from the sun
- the elongation of Venus