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Dictionary definition for: Length

1. (n) the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest horizontal dimension of something that is fixed in place; "the length of the table was 5 feet"

2. (n) continuance in time; "the ceremony was of short duration" "he complained about the length of time required"

3. (n) the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end; "the editor limited the length of my article to 500 words"

4. (n) size of the gap between two places; "the distance from New York to Chicago" "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points"

5. (n) a section of something that is long and narrow; "a length of timber" "a length of tubing"

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