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Noun: prolongation  ,prow,long'gey-shun [N. Amer], ,prow,lóng'gey-shun [Brit]
  1. The act of prolonging something
    "there was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks";
    - protraction, perpetuation, lengthening
  2. Amount, degree or range to which something extends
    - extension, lengthiness
  3. The consequence of being lengthened in duration
    - lengthiness, continuation, protraction

Derived forms: prolongations

Type of: continuance, continuation, duration, length, longness

Encyclopedia: Prolongation