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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longitudinal (not comparable)

  1. Relating to length, or to longitude.
    1. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  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.

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longitudinal (feminine singular longitudinale, masculine plural longitudinaux, feminine plural longitudinales)

  1. longitudinal

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lonxitudiˈnal/, [lõŋxit̪uðiˈnal]

Adjective[edit]

longitudinal (plural longitudinales)

  1. longitudinal (relating to length or longitude)
  2. longitudinal (sampling data over time)
    • 2001, Psicología infantil, Grupo Planeta (GBS) ISBN 9788434408913, page 80
      El número de años que requiere un estudio longitudinal puede variar considerablemente.
      The number of years required by a longitudinal study may vary considerably.

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