As nouns the difference between elongation and protraction
is that elongation
is elongation while protraction
is (uncountable) the condition of being protracted.
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.
(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.