pro·trac·tion /-ˈtrækʃən/ 名詞
1. A drawing out, or continuing; the act of delaying the termination of a thing; prolongation; continuance; delay; as, the protraction of a debate.
A protraction only of what is worst in life. --Mallock.
2. Surv. (a) The act or process of making a plot on paper. (b) A plot on paper.
n 1: the consequence of being lengthened in duration [syn: lengthiness,
2: the act of prolonging something; "there was an indefinite
prolongation of the peace talks" [syn: prolongation, perpetuation,