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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Oblong  \Ob"long\,  n. 
  A  rectangular  figure  longer  than  it  is  broad;  hence  any 
  figure  longer  than  it  is  broad. 
 
  The  best  figure  of  a  garden  I  esteem  an  oblong  upon  a 
  descent.  --Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Oblong  \Ob"long\,  a.  [L.  oblongus;  ob  (see  {Ob-})  +  longus  long: 
  cf  F.  oblong.] 
  Having  greater  length  than  breadth,  esp.  when  rectangular. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  oblong 
  adj  1:  of  a  leaf  shape;  having  a  somewhat  elongated  form  with 
  approximately  parallel  sides 
  2:  deviating  from  a  square  or  circle  or  sphere  by  being 
  elongated  in  one  direction 
  n  :  a  plane  figure  that  deviates  from  a  square  or  circle  due  to 
  elongation 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Oblong,  IL  (village,  FIPS  55106) 
  Location:  39.00222  N,  87.90845  W 
  Population  (1990):  1616  (794  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  62449 




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