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Definition of "length" []

  • The state, quality, or fact of being long. See Usage Note at strength. (noun)
  • The measurement of the extent of something along its greatest dimension: the length of the boat. (noun)
  • A piece, often of a standard size, that is normally measured along its greatest dimension: a length of cloth. (noun)
  • A measure used as a unit to estimate distances: won the race by a length. (noun)
  • Extent or distance from beginning to end: the length of a novel; the length of a journey. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "length" in a sentence
  • "Therefore, the workpiece has to be cut to size very exactly before being bent The required blank length is called “stretched length” and is to be calculated from the length of the neutral axis."
  • "Now the “forever,” in the conclusion, means, for any length of time that can be supposed; but in the premises, “ever” does not mean any _length_ of time; it means any _number of subdivisions_ of time."
  • "Loop % fieldCount% length: = GetUIntAtAddress (lengths, A_Index - 1) fieldPointer: = GetUIntAtAddress (row, A_Index - 1); OutputDebug l: % length%/fp: % fieldPointer%"