longitudinal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin longitūdin-, oblique stem of longitūdō (length, longitude) (whence also longitude), and the suffix +‎ -al.

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Adjective[edit]

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longitudinal (not comparable)

  1. Relating to length, or to longitude.
  2. Running in the direction of the long axis of a body.
  3. Forward and/or backward, relative to some defined direction.
  4. (sciences and social sciences, of a study) Sampling data over time rather than merely once.

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Noun[edit]

longitudinal (plural longitudinals)

  1. Any longitudinal piece, as in shipbuilding etc.
    1. A railway sleeper lying parallel with the rail.

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

longitudinal m, f (plural longitudinales)

  1. longitudinal (clarification of this Spanish definition is being sought)

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