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Length vs. Diameter

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Lengthnoun

The distance measured along the longest dimension of an object.

Diameternoun

(geometry) Any straight line between two points on the circumference of a circle that passes through the centre/center of the circle.

Lengthnoun

duration

Diameternoun

(geometry) The length of such a line.

Lengthnoun

(horse racing) The length of a horse, used to indicate the distance between horses at the end of a race.

Diameternoun

(geometry) The maximum distance between any two points in a metric space

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Lengthnoun

(mathematics) Distance between the two ends of a line segment.

Diameternoun

(graph theory) The maximum eccentricity over all vertices in a graph.

Lengthnoun

(cricket) The distance down the pitch that the ball bounces on its way to the batsman.

Diameternoun

Any right line passing through the center of a figure or body, as a circle, conic section, sphere, cube, etc., and terminated by the opposite boundaries; a straight line which bisects a system of parallel chords drawn in a curve.

Lengthnoun

(figuratively) Total extent.

‘the length of a book’;

Diameternoun

The length of a straight line through the center of an object from side to side; width; thickness; as, the diameter of a tree or rock.

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Lengthnoun

Part of something that is long; a physical piece of something.

‘a length of rope’;

Diameternoun

The distance through the lower part of the shaft of a column, used as a standard measure for all parts of the order. See Module.

Lengthverb

(obsolete) To lengthen.

Diameternoun

the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference

Lengthnoun

The longest, or longer, dimension of any object, in distinction from breadth or width; extent of anything from end to end; the longest line which can be drawn through a body, parallel to its sides; as, the length of a church, or of a ship; the length of a rope or line.

Diameternoun

a straight line connecting the center of a circle with two points on its perimeter (or the center of a sphere with two points on its surface)

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Lengthnoun

A portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length; - often in the plural.

‘Large lengths of seas and shores.’; ‘The future but a length behind the past.’;

Diameter

In geometry, a diameter of a circle is any straight line segment that passes through the center of the circle and whose endpoints lie on the circle. It can also be defined as the longest chord of the circle.

Lengthnoun

The quality or state of being long, in space or time; extent; duration; as, some sea birds are remarkable for the length of their wings; he was tired by the length of the sermon, and the length of his walk.

Lengthnoun

A single piece or subdivision of a series, or of a number of long pieces which may be connected together; as, a length of pipe; a length of fence.

Lengthnoun

Detail or amplification; unfolding; continuance as, to pursue a subject to a great length.

‘May Heaven, great monarch, still augment your blissWith length of days, and every day like this.’;

Lengthnoun

Distance.

‘He had marched to the length of Exeter.’;

Lengthverb

To lengthen.

Lengthnoun

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’;

Lengthnoun

continuance in time;

‘the ceremony was of short duration’; ‘he complained about the length of time required’;

Lengthnoun

the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end;

‘the editor limited the length of my article to 500 words’;

Lengthnoun

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’;

Lengthnoun

a section of something that is long and narrow;

‘a length of timber’; ‘a length of tubing’;

Lengthnoun

the measurement or extent of something from end to end; the greater of two or the greatest of three dimensions of an object

‘the fish reaches a length of 10 inches’; ‘the delta is twenty kilometres in length’;

Lengthnoun

the quality of being long

‘the length of the waiting list’;

Lengthnoun

the length of a swimming pool as a measure of the distance swum

‘fifty lengths of the pool’;

Lengthnoun

the length of a horse, boat, etc., as a measure of the lead in a race

‘the mare won the race by seven lengths’;

Lengthnoun

the extent of a garment in a vertical direction when worn

‘the length of her skirt’;

Lengthnoun

the full distance that a thing extends for

‘the muscles running the length of my spine’;

Lengthnoun

the full extent of one's body

‘he awkwardly lowered his length into the small car’;

Lengthnoun

the metrical quantity or duration of a vowel or syllable

‘the length of the syllable is isomorphic with the length of the syllabic vowel’;

Lengthnoun

the amount of time occupied by something

‘delivery must be within a reasonable length of time’;

Lengthnoun

a piece or stretch of something

‘the surviving length of track’; ‘a length of brown satin’;

Lengthnoun

an extreme to which a course of action is taken

‘they go to great lengths to avoid the press’;

Lengthnoun

the distance from the batsman at which a well-bowled ball pitches

‘Lewis tended to bowl short of a length’;

Lengthnoun

(in bridge or whist) the number of cards of a suit held in one's hand, especially when five or more

‘to open one heart with equal length in hearts and spades is in the modern Acol style’;

Length

Length is a measure of distance. In the International System of Quantities, length is a quantity with dimension distance.

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