- (uncountable) The condition of being protracted
- (countable) The act of protracting
- (linguistics) The lengthening of a short syllable
- (anatomy) An anterior movement on the horizontal plane; The forward movement of the tongue or of a limb
- The act of making a plot on paper.
- (act of protracting: extending in duration): prolongation
- (act of protracting: putting off to a distant time): deferral, procrastination; see also Thesaurus:deferment