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an expression of the longest dimension of an object, or of the measurement between its two ends.
crown-heel length (CHL) the distance from the crown of the head to the heel in embryos, fetuses, and infants; the equivalent of standing height in older persons.
Measuring an infant's crown-heel length. From Lammon et al., 1996.
crown-rump length (CRL) the distance from the crown of the head to the breech in embryos, fetuses, and infants; the equivalent of sitting height in older subjects.
cycle length in cardiac pacing terminology, the time interval in milliseconds from one event to the next; it is the inverse of the intrinsic rate (beats per minute) or the paced rate (pulses per minute).
focal length the distance between a lens and an object from which all rays of light are brought to a focus.

length (l),

(length), Avoid the mispronunciation lenth.
Linear distance between two points.

length

(l ) (length) the longest dimension of an object, or of the measurement between the two ends.
crown-heel length  (CHL) the distance from the crown of the head to the heel in embryos, fetuses, and infants; the equivalent of standing height in older persons.
crown-rump length  (CRL) the distance from the crown of the head to the breech in embryos, fetuses, and infants; the equivalent of sitting height in older persons.
focal length  the distance between a lens and an object from which all rays of light are brought to a focus.

length

The linear distance between 2 points. See Collateral length, Pulse length, Stride length.

length

(length)
Linear distance between two points.

length

(length) Avoid the mispronunciation lenth.
Linear distance between two points.

length,

n the longest measure of an object, or the measurement between the two ends.
length, muscle,
n the variable end-to-end measurement of a muscle. The physical changes in muscle observed in the isotonic and isometric states of contraction are related to the alteration in the striated bands of muscle.
length of stay,
n the expected length of time, usually a median, that institutionalized patients of similar age and diagnosis or condition in a hospital or other health care facility would be expected to remain.
length, tooth,
n the distance along the long axis of the tooth from the apex of the root to the tip, or incisal edge, of the tooth.

length

an expression of the longest dimension of an object, or of the measurement between its two ends.

crown-heel length
the distance from the crown of the head to the heel in embryos, fetuses and neonates.
crown-rump length
the distance from the crown of the head to the point of attachment of the tail.
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Agitation of spirit kept me awake for many long hours; but at length I again slumbered.
I now lay upon my back, and at full length, on a species of low framework of wood.
Wearied at length with observing its dull movement, I turned my eyes upon the other objects in the cell.
At length the King, recovering from his astonishment at recognising the brother who had been lost some years before, exclaimed, 'Yes, you are indeed my brother, and now that I have found you, take the throne to which I have no longer a right.
When we in Flatland see a Line, we see length and BRIGHTNESS.
At length, one of the men, more exhausted than the rest, threw himself upon the grass, and declared he could go no further.
Disease crept over both mind and body, he was tortured by pain, and when at length the pain left him he sank into torpor.
I succeeded so well in this endeavor that, in a few days, the creature bestowed upon me various tokens of his favor, and in the end even went to the trouble of teaching me the rudiments of what it was vain enough to denominate its language; so that, at length, I was enabled to converse with it readily, and came to make it comprehend the ardent desire I had of seeing the world.
The beast,' continued Sinbad to the caliph, 'swam, as I have related, up hill and down hill until, at length, we arrived at an island, many hundreds of miles in circumference, but which, nevertheless, had been built in the middle of the sea by a colony of little things like caterpillars'"
The king of the place having offered a reward for the solution of two very difficult problems, they were solved upon the spot -- the one by the bees, and the other by the birds; but the king keeping their solution a secret, it was only after the most profound researches and labor, and the writing of an infinity of big books, during a long series of years, that the men-mathematicians at length arrived at the identical solutions which had been given upon the spot by the bees and by the birds.
I took a step, and lo, away it scud with an elastic spring over the snow-crust, straightening its body and its limbs into graceful length, and soon put the forest between me and itself -- the wild free venison, asserting its vigor and the dignity of Nature.
On the following day the search was resumed, and the poor fellow was at length discovered lying beneath a group of rocks, his legs swollen, his feet torn and bloody from walking through bushes and briars, and himself half- dead with cold, hunger, and fatigue.