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Protraction

Pro`trac´tion
n.1.A drawing out, or continuing; the act of delaying the termination of a thing; prolongation; continuance; delay; as, the protraction of a debate.
A protraction only of what is worst in life.
- Mallock.
2.(Surv.) The act or process of making a plot on paper.
Noun1.protraction - the consequence of being lengthened in duration
2.protraction - the act of prolonging something; "there was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks"
adjournal, adjournment, continualness, continuance, continuation, continuity, dallying, deferment, deferral, delay, elongation, endurance, extension, extension of time, lag, lengthening, lingering, maintenance, perpetuation, perseverance, persistence, postponement, procrastination, production, progress, progression, prolongation, prorogation, pursuance, putting-off, repetition, run, stay, staying power, straight course, strain, stretch, stretching, stringing out, suspension, sustained action, sustenance, tabling, tension, uninterrupted course, unremittingness, way
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