Elongation

The angular distance between the Sun and any other solar system body, expressed in degrees. The term Greatest Elongation is applied to the inner planets, Mercury and Venus. It is the maximum elongation from the Sun. At Greatest Elongation, the planet will appear 50% phase.

Elongation

If an aggregate has one dimension substantially greater than the other two, it then suffers from elongation.

elongation

  1. an addition to the length of something
  2. the act of lengthening something

Elongation

• (n.) The act of lengthening, or the state of being lengthened; protraction; extension. • (n.) The angular distance of a planet from the sun; as, the elongation of Venus or Mercury. • (n.) Removal to a distance; withdrawal; a being at a distance; distance. • (n.) That which lengthens out; continuation.Elongation: words in the d...
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elongation

<radiobiology> 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 ...
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elongation

(e″long-a´shәn) the act or process of increasing in length. a radiographic distortion in which the image is longer than what is being x-rayed.
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elongation

noun the act of lengthening something
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Elongation

[astronomy] In astronomy, a planet`s elongation is the angle between the Sun and the planet, with Earth as the reference point. The greatest elongation of a given planet occurs when this inner planet’s position, in its orbital path to the Sun, is at tangent to the observer on Earth. Given the planets able to elongate are well within the a...
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Elongation

E`lon·ga'tion noun [ Late Latin elongatio : confer French élongation .] 1. The act of lengthening, or the state of being lengthened; protraction; extension. ' Elongation of the fibers.' Arbuthnot. 2. That which lengthens out; continuation. « May not...
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Elongation

Amount of permanent extension in the vicinity of the fractures in the tensile test; usually expressed as percentage of original gage length.
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Elongation

During protein synthesis, the growth of the polypeptide chain through the addition of amino acids; t
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elongation

elongation, in astronomy, the angular distance between two points in the sky as measured from a third point. The elongation of a planet is usually measured as the angular distance from the sun to the planet as measured from the earth. When a planet lies on the line drawn from the earth to the sun, i...
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elongation

In astronomy, angular distance between the Sun and a planet or other Solar System object. This angle is 0° at conjunction, 90° at quadrature, and 180° at opposition
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elongation

in astronomy, the angular distance in celestial longitude separating the Moon or a planet from the Sun. The greatest elongation possible for the two ... [1 related articles]
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Elongation

Increase in length which occurs before a metal is fractured, when subjected to stress.This is usually expressed as a percentage of the original length and is a measure of the ductility of the metal. See also: Stress.
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Elongation

Measure of the ductility of a material determined in a tensile test. It is the increase in gage length (measured after rupture) divided by original gage length. Higher elongation indicates higher ductility. Elongation cannot be used to predict behavior of materials subjected to sudden or repeated loading.
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Elongation

Paranormal extension of the physical body, reported in some mystics and physical mediums.
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Elongation

Paranormal extension of the physical body, reported in some mystics and physical mediums.
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elongation

the act of lengthening something
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Elongation

The amount (% length) that a conductor or other material can stretch before breaking when a pulling force is applied.
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Elongation

the amount a sample of steel will stretch before breaking, reported as a percentage
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Elongation

The angle found between a planet and the Sun, from the perspective of the Earth.
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Elongation

The angular distance between the Sun and a planet, or between a planet and a satellite, as seen from Earth.
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Elongation

The angular distance of a planetary body from the Sun as seen from Earth. A planet at greatest eastern elongation is seen in the evening sky and a planet at greatest western elongation will be seen in the morning sky.
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Elongation

The angular distance the Moon or a planet is from the Sun. The inner planets of Mercury and Venus are best seen when at maximum elongation, and thus are highest above the horizon before sunrise or after sunset.
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