Elongation vs Protraction - What's the difference?

elongation | protraction |


As nouns the difference between elongation and protraction

is that elongation is elongation while protraction is (uncountable) the condition of being protracted.

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.
  • protraction

    English

    Noun

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