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longitudinal


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Longitudinal  \Lon`gi*tu"di*nal\,  n. 
  A  railway  sleeper  lying  parallel  with  the  rail. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Longitudinal  \Lon`gi*tu"di*nal\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  longitudinal.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  longitude  or  length;  as  longitudinal 
  distance. 
 
  2.  Extending  in  length;  in  the  direction  of  the  length; 
  running  lengthwise,  as  distinguished  from  transverse;  as 
  the  longitudinal  diameter  of  a  body.  --Cheyne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  longitudinal 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  lines  of  longitude;  "longitudinal 
  reckoning  by  the  navigator" 
  2:  running  lengthwise;  "a  thin  longitudinal  strip"; 
  "longitudinal  measurements  of  the  hull" 
  3:  over  an  extended  time;  "a  longitudinal  study  of  twins" 




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