from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to longitude or length: a longitudinal reckoning by the navigator; made longitudinal measurements of the hull.
- adj. Concerned with the development of persons or groups over time: a longitudinal study of twins.
- adj. Placed or running lengthwise: longitudinal stripes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Relating to length, or to longitude.
- adj. Running in the direction of the long axis of a body.
- adj. Forward and/or backward, relative to some defined direction.
- adj. Sampling data over time rather than merely once.
- n. Any longitudinal piece, as in shipbuilding etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to longitude or length.
- adj. Extending in length; in the direction of the length; running lengthwise, as distinguished from
- n. A railway sleeper lying parallel with the rail.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to longitude or length; relating to or consisting in length: as, longitudinal distance.
- In the direction of the length; running lengthwise, as distinguished from transverse or across: as, the longitudinal diameter of a body.
- In botany, in the direction of growth.
- In zoology, extended in the long axis of the body, as any articulate animal; articulated.
- n. In iron ship-building, one of the fore-and-aft members in the framing of a cellular double bottom, consisting of a plate, an inner angle-bar by which it is connected to the inner bottom, and an outer angle-bar by which it is connected to the outside plating. In warships, the plate and inner bar are usually continuous; in merchant vessels the plate and both bars are more frequently worked inter-costally between the frames. Also called longitudinal frame. See cuts under double bottom.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to lines of longitude
- adj. running lengthwise
- adj. over an extended time
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