[ US /ˌɫɑndʒəˈtudənəɫ/ ]
[ UK /lˈɒnd‍ʒɪtjˌuːdɪnə‍l/ ]
  1. running lengthwise
    longitudinal measurements of the hull
    a thin longitudinal strip
  2. of or relating to lines of longitude
    longitudinal reckoning by the navigator
  3. over an extended time
    a longitudinal study of twins
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How To Use longitudinal In A Sentence

  • The seeds were then cut in half longitudinally and deposited on a sterile Whatman No.1 filter paper impregnated with 1% tetrazolium chloride.
  • caulked," that is, split longitudinally and turned up and down. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"
  • Additional prospective, longitudinal research is needed to further elucidate the experiences and outcomes associated with lung transplantation.
  • Longitudinal striations are accentuated ridges in the nail surface that can occur as a normal part of the aging process.
  • Sori borne along the longitudinal veins and the reflexed edges of the ultimate segments of pinnules.
  • Steep and antithetic platy structure of rock mass and geomorphology of the longitudinal valley in the dam site area cause wide-range toppling deformation on the cross-strait slope.
  • The permanent six-wheel drive has longitudinal and transverse differential locks.
  • This result is a particular problem for rating scales, which tend to be cross sectional, rather than longitudinal, in character.
  • The cuticle of the anterior margin of each segment is thickened towards the interior of the animal in order to form a pachycyclus for the attachment of longitudinal muscles.
  • The bending PZT are located at the antinodal plane of bend wave of transducer, and the bending vibration of transducer is excited by the longitudinal vibration of bending PZT. PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
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