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longitudinal

[lon-ji-tood-n-l, -tyood-] /ˌlɒn dʒɪˈtud n l, -ˈtyud-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to longitude or length:
longitudinal measurement.
2.
extending in the direction of the length of a thing; running lengthwise:
a thin, longitudinal stripe.
3.
Zoology. pertaining to or extending along the long axis of the body, or the direction from front to back, or head to tail.
4.
pertaining to a research design or survey in which the same subjects are observed repeatedly over a period of time.
noun
5.
a longitudinal framing member, as in the hull of a ship.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin longitūdin- (stem of longitūdō; see longitude) + -al1
Related forms
longitudinally, adverb
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  • It is a long bone, prismatic in form and slightly curved longitudinally.
British Dictionary definitions for longitudinally

longitudinal

/ˌlɒndʒɪˈtjuːdɪnəl; ˌlɒŋɡ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to longitude or length
2.
placed or extended lengthways Compare transverse (sense 1)
3.
(psychol) (of a study of behaviour) carried on over a protracted period of time
Derived Forms
longitudinally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for longitudinally

longitudinal

adj.

1706, from Latin longitudo (see longitude) + -al (1).

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longitudinally in Medicine

longitudinal lon·gi·tu·di·nal (lŏn'jĭ-tōōd'n-əl, -tyōōd'-)
adj.
Running in the direction of the long axis of the body or any of its parts.

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