elon·ga·tion /(ˌ)ɪˌlɔŋˈgeʃən/ 名詞
1. The act of lengthening, or the state of being lengthened; protraction; extension. “Elongation of the fibers.”
2. That which lengthens out; continuation.
May not the mountains of Westmoreland and Cumberland be considered as elongations of these two chains? --Pinkerton.
3. Removal to a distance; withdrawal; a being at a distance; distance.
The distant points in the celestial expanse appear to the eye in so small a degree of elongation from one another, as bears no proportion to what is real. --Glanvill.
4. Astron. The angular distance of a planet from the sun; as, the elongation of Venus or Mercury.
n 1: the quality of being elongated
2: an addition to the length of something [syn: extension]
3: the act of lengthening something