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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of protruding.
  • n. The state of being protruded.
  • n. Something that protrudes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of protruding.
  • n. The state of being protruded.
  • n. Anything that protrudes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of protruding or thrusting forward, or beyond the usual limit.
  • n. The state of being protruded, or thrust forward.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of protruding or thrusting forth, or the state of being protruded.
  • n. That which stands out beyond something adjacent; that which protrudes or projects.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
  • n. the act of projecting out from something

Etymologies

Latin prōtrūsus, past participle of prōtrūdere, to protrude; see protrude + -ion.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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