elongation

Part of speech: noun

A lengthening; extension.

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Usage examples "elongation":

  1. The chief result has obviously been due to the bending; but, in proof of elongation, it will be observed that the thickness of the bed d- f is now about four times greater in those parts lying in the main direction of the flexures than in a plane perpendicular to them; and the same bed exhibits cleavage planes in the direction of the greatest movement, although they are much fewer than in the slaty strata above and below. - "The Student's Elements of Geology", Sir Charles Lyell.
  2. This work is done in various ways: the sheet may be folded without regard to the one- sided elongation; after folding the part is cut off with a knife or machine at the proper place and the detached portion inserted in the middle of the main section; the small section is therefore called " the inset." - "Practical Bookbinding", Paul Adam.
  3. And as he stood in his boots, nearly two feet taller than the major, it was curious to witness the elongation of the little, rotund figure that stood bowing before him. - "The Life and Adventures of Maj. Roger Sherman Potter", "Pheleg Van Trusedale" A pseudonym for Francis Colburn Adams.