elongation

[ ih-lawng-gey-shuh n, ih-long-, ee-lawng-, ee-long- ]SEE DEFINITION OF elongation

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The history of the plough goes back to the elongation of a bent stick.

That can be due only to the strain of elongation produced by the stress of tension.

A haughty spirit seemed to rise in her by the mere process of the elongation.

The awn or beard is merely an elongation of the palea inferior.

The elongation of the crown is also similar to what is termed hypsodont.

An elongation of the shelf to the south joins Tasmania with the mainland.

In the first instance the strain is an elongation; in the second a shortening.

Was it a Spanish elongation of the name, or an English corruption?

The first is for latitude, the second for azimuth at elongation.

Shortly after the complete establishment of the neural cord the elongation of the embryo proceeds with great rapidity.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Late Latin elongationem (nominative elongatio), noun of action from elongare "remove to a distance," from Latin ex- "out" (see ex-) + longus "long" (see long (adj.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ELONGATION

enlargement

nounincrease, expansion
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