Lengthen vs Elongation - What's the difference?

lengthen | elongation |


As a verb lengthen

is to make longer, to extend the length of.

As a noun elongation is

elongation.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

lengthen

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To make longer, to extend the length of.
  • To become longer.
  • Antonyms

    * shorten

    elongation

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of lengthening, or the state of being lengthened; protraction; extension.
  • 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.
  • The angular distance of a planet from the sun; as, the elongation of Venus or Mercury.