pro·lon·ga·tion /(ˌ)proˌlɔŋˈgeʃən, prə-/
1. The act of lengthening in space or in time; extension; protraction.
2. That which forms an additional length.
n 1: the act of prolonging something; "there was an indefinite
prolongation of the peace talks" [syn: protraction, perpetuation,
2: amount or degree or range to which something extends; "the
wire has an extension of 50 feet" [syn: extension, lengthiness]
3: the consequence of being lengthened in duration [syn: lengthiness,