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length

 [length]
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

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.
References in classic literature ?
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.
I now observed -- with what horror it is needless to say -- that its nether extremity was formed of a crescent of glittering steel, about a foot in length from horn to horn; the horns upward, and the under edge evidently as keen as that of a razor.
The vibration of the pendulum was at right angles to my length. I saw that the crescent was designed to cross the region of the heart.
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.
At length it forced -- it wrestled its way into my soul -- it burned itself in upon my shuddering reason.
At length for my seared and writhing body there was no longer an inch of foothold on the firm floor of the prison.
Result for simple correlation was observed low to high and positive for lactation length x milk yield, milk yield x birth weight and birth weight vs lactation length, while the genetic correlation was observed moderate to low between milk yield and lactation length and birth weight x lactation length, whereas the genetic correlation was found negative between birth weight x milk yield.
Men with hypospadias, urethral structure, Peyronie's disease, penile cancer, or a history of endocrine disease, urethroplasty, or other penile surgeries (except for circumcision) that may have a major influence on penile length were excluded.
That length of the M8/A8 Edinburgh - Greenock Trunk Road, being the newly constructed eastbound carriageway from where it diverges from the M8/A8 Edinburgh - Greenock Trunk Road between the north roundabout of Chapelhall Junction and Junction 6 (Newhouse)to where it meets the newly constructed eastbound on slip from the circulatory carriageway of Newhouse Roundabout, a distance of 1.06km or thereby.