lengthening

  • 1 lengthening — index continuance, continuation (prolongation), cumulative (increasing), development (progression) Burton s Legal Th …

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  • 2 Lengthening — Lengthen Length en ( n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lengthened} ( nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lengthening} ( n*[i^]ng).] To extent in length; to make longer in extent or duration; as, to lengthen a line or a road; to lengthen life; sometimes followed by out …

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  • 3 lengthening — increasing increasing adj. 1. becoming greater or larger; as, increasing prices. [Narrower terms: {accretionary ; {augmenting, augmentative, building ; {expanding ; {flared, flaring ; {growing ; {incorporative ; {lengthening ; {maximizing ;… …

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  • 4 lengthening — adj. Lengthening is used with these nouns: ↑queue …

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  • 5 lengthening — См. allungamento …

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  • 6 lengthening — noun a type of sound change when a sound (especially a vowel) lengthens …

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  • 7 lengthening — Synonyms and related words: continualness, continuance, continuation, continuity, crescendoing, crescent, elongation, endurance, expanding, extension, growing, increasing, incremental, intensifying, lingering, maintenance, multiplying, on the… …

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  • 8 lengthening — length·en·ing || leÅ‹(k)θənɪŋ n. act or process of making longer; act of becoming longer adj. causing to increase in length length·en || leŋθən v. make longer; become longer; stretch; further; extend …

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  • 9 lengthening — noun the act of prolonging something (Freq. 1) there was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks • Syn: ↑prolongation, ↑protraction, ↑perpetuation • Derivationally related forms: ↑perpetuate ( …

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  • 10 lengthening reaction — length·en·ing reaction leŋ(k)th (ə )niŋ , len(t)th n reflex relaxation of a muscle when it is subjected to excessive and vigorous stretching * * * the elongation of the extensor muscles which permits flexion of a limb …

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  • 11 lengthening contraction — a muscle contraction in which the ends of the muscle move farther apart, as when a limb is forcibly flexed. Called also eccentric c …

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  • 12 Crown lengthening — Intervention MeSH D016556 …

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  • 13 Open syllable lengthening — In linguistics, open syllable lengthening is the process by which short vowels become long when in an open syllable. It occurs in many languages at a phonetic or allophonic level, where no meaningful distinction in length is made. However, as it… …

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  • 14 Compensatory lengthening — Sound change and alternation Metathesis Quantitative metathesis …

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  • 15 Electrical lengthening — is the modification of an aerial which is shorter than a whole number multiple of a quarter of the radiated wavelength, by means of a suitable electronic device, without changing the physical length of the aerial, in such a way that it… …

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  • 16 Our Lengthening Shadows — EP by Enochian Theory Released March 2005 Recorded March 2005 Jam Studios, Chichester, Hampshire Pyres Of Mithrandire, Portsmouth …

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  • 17 compensatory lengthening — Historical Ling. the lengthening of a vowel when a following consonant is weakened or lost, as the change from Old English niht /nikht/ to night /nuyt/, with loss of /kh/ and lengthening of /i/ to a vowel that eventually became /uy/. * * * …

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  • 18 compensatory lengthening — Historical Ling. the lengthening of a vowel when a following consonant is weakened or lost, as the change from Old English niht /nikht/ to night /nuyt/, with loss of /kh/ and lengthening of /i/ to a vowel that eventually became /uy/ …

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  • 19 limb lengthening — an orthopaedic procedure for increasing the length of a limb (usually the leg). An external fixator is attached to the bone. This can be a circular frame surrounding the bone, which was invented by the Russian surgeon Ilizarov, or a bar down one… …

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  • 20 limb lengthening — an orthopaedic procedure for increasing the length of a limb (usually the leg). An external fixator is attached to the bone. This can be a circular frame surrounding the bone, which was invented by the Russian surgeon Ilizarov, or a bar down one… …

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