Definition of Elongation

1. Noun. The quality of being elongated.

Generic synonyms: Longness
Derivative terms: Elongate



2. Noun. An addition to the length of something.
Exact synonyms: Extension
Generic synonyms: Add-on, Addition, Improver
Derivative terms: Elongate

3. Noun. The act of lengthening something.
Generic synonyms: Change Of Shape
Derivative terms: Elongate

Definition of Elongation

1. n. The act of lengthening, or the state of being lengthened; protraction; extension.

Definition of Elongation

1. Noun. The act of lengthening, or the state of being lengthened; protraction; extension. ¹

2. Noun. That which lengthens out; continuation. ¹

3. Noun. The ratio of the extension of a material to the length of the material prior to stretching. ¹

4. Noun. Removal to a distance; withdrawal; a being at a distance; distance. ¹

5. Noun. The angular distance of a planet from the sun; as, the elongation of Venus or Mercury. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elongation

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Medical Definition of Elongation

1. Parameter indicating the degree to which the cross-section of a toroidal plasma is non-circular. Kappa=b/a, where b and a are the vertical and horizontal minor radii. As kappa is increased, the confinement in relation to the total current improves, but the plasma also becomes more and more unstable to vertical displacements. A circular plasma has kappa of 1, a common value for elongated plasmas is 1.7, and the absolute limit is probably around 2. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elongation

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Literary usage of Elongation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Astrophysical Journal by American Astronomical Society, University of Chicago (1899)
"The elongation distances and the times of elongation have been ... The results for the several dates are: TIMES OF EAST elongation.1 1898, March, 2d I2h S/. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1899)
"elongation by cervical traction usually gives good results; ... Dragging sensations in the spine and extremities prove the reality of elongation. ..."

3. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"OBSERVATION NEAR elongation. — If the observation is made on Polaris and within half an hour of the time of elongation the azimuth at elongation may be ..."

4. The Elements of Machine Design by William Cawthorne Unwin (1909)
"elongation Equation.—It follows from the irregular distribution of elongation along the test bar that the per cent. of elongation for any given material is ..."

5. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1881)
"Now the time required to pass from a point of greatest elongation to a point half way to the position of equilibrium is one-sixth of a complete period, ..."

6. The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Designed for the Use of Surveyors and by John Butler Johnson (1904)
"Having found the latitude, the azimuth of the star at elongation is found from equation (l) above. This is then added to or subtracted from the horizontal ..."

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