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Definition of "long-span" [long-span]

  • Spanning over a long period of time. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "long-span" in a sentence
  • "Aluminum long-span roofing sheets and wire gauze lined the top of the fencing."
  • "Seventy-five percent of buildings with long-span roofs (greater than 5 m clear span) were severely damaged, and only 17 percent were without significant damage (Spence and others, 1996, p. 1059)."
  • "Since each section of floor on the long-span side weighed about 500 tons, I would explore these ‘explosive’ sounds in Tower 1 as evidence of a floor or floors detaching and impacting the floors below on the south side which most probably accelerated south wall failure."