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length meaning

EN[lɛŋ(k)θ]
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WLength
  • In geometric measurements, length is the most extended dimension of an object. Length may be distinguished from height, which is vertical extent, and width or breadth,
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  • NounPLlengths
    1. The distance measured along the longest dimension of an object.
      1. duration.
        1. (horse racing) The length of a horse, used to indicate the distance between horses at the end of a race.
          1. (mathematics) Distance between the two ends of a line segment.
            1. (cricket) The distance down the pitch that the ball bounces on its way to the batsman.
              1. (figuratively) Total extent.
                1. the length of a book
              2. Part of something that is long; a physical piece of something.
                1. a length of rope
            2. VerbSGlengthsPRlengthingPT, PPlengthed
              1. OBS To lengthen.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • The five Euro Series spearguns, whose stocks range in length from 102 to 145 centimeters (about 40 to 57 inches), went on sale in January 2006, priced from $380 to $474.
                  • The scale measures longness in units of length. Its ordinality guarantees that objects with greater longnesses are assigned more unites of length when measured.
                  • A drainage gallery of size 1.524 m. -- 0m. x 2.1336 m. -- 0.152 m. runs almost throughout the entire length of the main dam, to intercept sweepage water from the reservoir.
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Length was assessed using an infantometer to the nearest 0.1 cm.
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • The system was barely keeping pressure due to all of the ill-advised taps along its length.
                  • We obtained the 3D B-spline curve passing through these points to reparameterize the curve based on its chord length.

              Meaning of length for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "length" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                  • Verbs
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