Definition of Prolongation

1. Noun. The act of prolonging something. "There was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks"

Exact synonyms: Lengthening, Perpetuation, Protraction
Generic synonyms: Continuance, Continuation
Derivative terms: Perpetuate, Prolong, Prolong, Protract



2. Noun. Amount or degree or range to which something extends. "The wire has an extension of 50 feet"
Exact synonyms: Extension, Lengthiness
Generic synonyms: Longness
Specialized synonyms: Coextension
Derivative terms: Prolong

3. Noun. The consequence of being lengthened in duration.
Exact synonyms: Continuation, Lengthiness, Protraction
Generic synonyms: Duration, Length
Specialized synonyms: Fermata
Derivative terms: Continue, Continue, Continue, Continue, Continue, Continue, Lengthy, Prolong, Prolong, Protract

Definition of Prolongation

1. n. The act of lengthening in space or in time; extension; protraction.

Definition of Prolongation

1. Noun. The act of prolonging. ¹

2. Noun. That which has been prolonged; an extension. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prolongation

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prolongation

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prolongate
prolongation (current term)
prolongational reduction
prolongational reductions
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Literary usage of Prolongation

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1. The Secret Treaties of Austria-Hungary, 1879-1914 by Alfred Francis Pribram (1920)
"17- prolongation OF THE ALLIANCE OF RUMANIA WITH AUSTRIA-HUNGARY, ... The prolongation of the Treaty legally came into effect by the signing of this ..."

2. A System of medicine v. 2, 1868 by John Russell Reynolds (1877)
"Palpitation was very rarely complained of, but fainting, as I have already stated, occurred in two instances. prolongation of the First Sound ..."

3. A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution: And Laws of the United States by John Bouvier (1874)
"prolongation. Time added to the duration of something. ... In the civil law the prolongation of time to the principal did not discharge the surety. Dig. 2. ..."

4. Correspondence Concerning Claims Against Great Britain: Transmitted to the by United States Dept. of State (1870)
"... exhibit the magnitude of the national losses, whether from the destruction of our commerce, the prolongation of the war, or the expense of the blockade. ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1888)
"... separate himself from those who were the advocates for the prolongation of the war. At first, he took refuge at Sherborne, but in the spring of 1644 he ..."

6. The Journal of Biological Chemistry by American Society of Biological Chemists (1917)
"THE EFFECT OF prolongation OF THE PERIOD OF GROWTH ON THE TOTAL DURATION OF LIFE. ... It has also been shown1 that this prolongation of the larval period is ..."

7. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"... of the Hindu Kush and its prolongation, defined in the article AFGHANISTAN. The tract thus described includes the southern half of the Oxus basin, ..."

8. Contemporary France by Gabriel Hanotaux (1905)
"... I.—Combined meeting of the groups of the Right—Attitude of the Orleans Princes—The Extreme Right—The prolongation to be proposed by the Rights. II. ..."

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