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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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Wearied at length with observing its dull movement, I turned my eyes upon the other objects in the cell.
I had fallen into an habitual see-saw, or wave of the hand about the platter: and, at length, the unconscious uniformity of the movement deprived it of effect.
Disease crept over both mind and body, he was tortured by pain, and when at length the pain left him he sank into torpor.
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.
He steered directly for it, and at length, with the aid of the surf, ran his boat high upon a sandy beach.