Elongation vs Stretching - What's the difference?

elongation | stretching |

As nouns the difference between elongation and stretching

is that elongation is elongation while stretching is the act by which something is stretched.

As a verb stretching is





(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.
  • stretching



    (wikipedia stretching) (en noun)
  • The act by which something is stretched.
  • * 1859 , Victor Regnault, Elements of Chemistry
  • [Skins] must be submitted to several washings, treadings, and stretchings , before they acquire the necessary pliancy.
  • A form of physical exercise in which a specific skeletal muscle (or muscle group) is deliberately elongated to its fullest length in order to improve the muscle's felt elasticity and reaffirm comfortable muscle tone.
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