Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: protraction  prow'trak-shun or pru'trak-shun [N. Amer], pru'trak-shun [Brit]
  1. The consequence of being lengthened in duration
    - lengthiness, prolongation, continuation
  2. The act of prolonging something
    "there was an indefinite protraction of the peace talks";
    - prolongation, perpetuation, lengthening

Derived forms: protractions

Type of: continuance, continuation, duration, length

Encyclopedia: Protraction