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protraction (countable and uncountable, plural protractions)

  1. (uncountable) The condition of being protracted
  2. (countable) The act of protracting
  3. (linguistics) The lengthening of a short syllable
  4. (anatomy) An anterior movement on the horizontal plane; The forward movement of the tongue or of a limb
  5. The act of making a plot on paper.

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