longitudinal definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or associated with longitude or size: a longitudinal reckoning by the navigator; made longitudinal dimensions of this hull.
    • Concerned with the development of persons or groups eventually: a longitudinal research of twins.
    • Placed or running lengthwise: longitudinal stripes.
    • Relating to size, or even longitude.
    • operating in the direction of the long axis of a body.
    • Forward and/or backwards, relative to some defined path.
    • Sampling information eventually versus simply when.
    • Of or related to longitude or size.
    • Extending long; in the direction of the length; working lengthwise, as distinguished from transverse.
    • of or relating to outlines of longitude
    • running lengthwise
    • over a protracted time
  • noun:
    • Any longitudinal piece, as in shipbuilding etc.
    • A railway sleeper lying synchronous using the railway.
    • In iron ship-building, among the fore-and-aft people when you look at the framing of a cellular double bottom, comprising a plate, an inner angle-bar wherein its attached to the internal bottom, and an outer angle-bar in which its connected to the external plating. In warships, the plate and inner bar are usually constant; in merchant vessels the dish and both pubs are more usually worked inter-costally between the frames. Also referred to as longitudinal framework. See slices under double-bottom.
  • others:
    • Of or with respect to longitude or size; concerning or consisting long: as, longitudinal distance.
    • in direction of the exact distance; working lengthwise, as distinguished from transverse or all-around: since, the longitudinal diameter of a body.
    • In botany, in the direction of growth.
    • In zoology, extended inside long axis of the human body, as any articulate animal; articulated.

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