Definition of LENGTH

noun : LENGTH

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place; "the length of the table was 5 feet" ;

  • 2. (

    ) continuance in time; "the ceremony was of short duration"; "he complained about the length of time required" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end; "the editor limited the length of my article to 500 words" ;

  • 4. (

    ) size of the gap between two places; "the distance from New York to Chicago"; "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points" ;

  • 5. (

    ) a section of something that is long and narrow; "a length of timber"; "a length of tubing" ;

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