Pro*trac"tion (?), n. [L. protractio.]
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.
2. Surv. (a)
The act or process of making a plot on paper.
A plot on paper.
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