AskDefine | Define elongation

Dictionary Definition



1 the quality of being elongated
2 an addition to the length of something [syn: extension]
3 the act of lengthening something

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The act of lengthening, or the state of being lengthened; protraction; extension.
  2. That which lengthens out; continuation.
  3. Removal to a distance; withdrawal; a being at a distance; distance.
  4. The angular distance of a planet from the sun; as, the elongation of Venus or Mercury.

Extensive Definition

elongation in German: Elongation
elongation in Hebrew: אלונגציה
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