lengthening lengthening  /ˈlɛŋ θə nɪŋ/


  • (n) the act of prolonging something


  1. They started scanning a lengthening roster of relatives, wondering how long autism had shadowed their family.
  2. Since he started offering cosmetic leg-lengthening a few years ago, he has performed more than 600 operations.


  • AT&T extends upgrade period to two years

    AT&T is following in the footsteps of its chief rival by lengthening the period customers must remain on contract before they can upgrade their devices. An anonymous source tipped Engadget to the carrier's decision, which will limit customers to upgrading their devices only when they've reached the full duration of their contracts. Prior to the policy shift, the upgrade period was 20 months ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: MacNN


  1. "Companies must take every reasonable step to assure that the products they handle are safe for children and their families," Brown said in a news release. "Despite the lengthening global supply chain, every company that does business in this...
    on Nov 19, 2007 By: Jerry Brown Source: Bizjournals.com

  2. "So we don't expect it will necessarily translate into an immediate lengthening of the queues at the public hospitals, as some people seem to be scaremongering about," Ms Roxon said.
    on May 14, 2008 By: Nicola Roxon Source: The Australian

  3. Ferguson said: "They have agreed new deals. It continues our policy of lengthening contracts at the right time and keeps the continuity of the first-team squad going."
    on Apr 18, 2008 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: Times Online

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