length meaning

EN[lɛŋ(k)θ] [lɛnθ] [leɪŋθ] [-ɛŋkθ] [-ɛŋθ] [-ɛnθ]
  • In geometric measurements, length is the most extended dimension of an object. In the International System of Quantities, length is any quantity with dimension distance. In other contexts "length" is the measured dimension of an object.
  • Length may be distinguished from height, which is vertical extent, and width or breadth, which are the distance from side to side, measuring across the object at right angles to the length.

    Definition of length in English Dictionary

  • 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
                  • 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.
                  • The obtained molds present hexagonally arranged 50 nm diameter pores, with a 100 nm interpore distance and a length of 100 nm.
                  • 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.
                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.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                  • Verbs
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                  2. en lengthen
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                  4. en lengthed
                  5. en lengthly
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                  Meaning of length for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "length" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
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