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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pro·trac·tion /-ˈtrækʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pro·trac·tion /-ˈtrækʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·trac·tion n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the consequence of being lengthened in duration [syn: lengthiness,
            prolongation, continuation]
      2: the act of prolonging something; "there was an indefinite
         prolongation of the peace talks" [syn: prolongation, perpetuation,