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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Elongation \E`lon*ga"tion\ (?; 277), n. [LL. elongatio: cf. F.
1. The act of lengthening, or the state of being lengthened;
protraction; extension. "Elongation of the fibers."
2. That which lengthens out; continuation.
May not the mountains of Westmoreland and Cumberland
be considered as elongations of these two chains?
3. Removal to a distance; withdrawal; a being at a distance;
The distant points in the celestial expanse appear
to the eye in so small a degree of elongation from
one another, as bears no proportion to what is real.
4. (Astron.) The angular distance of a planet from the sun;
as, the elongation of Venus or Mercury.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the quality of being elongated
2: an addition to the length of something [syn: elongation,
3: the act of lengthening something
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