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lengthwise

adverb length·wise \-ˌwīz\

: in the direction of the long side of something

Full Definition of LENGTHWISE

:  in the direction of the length :  longitudinally
lengthwise adjective
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Examples of LENGTHWISE

  1. Split the fruit lengthwise and discard the seeds.
  2. a piece of paper folded lengthwise

First Known Use of LENGTHWISE

circa 1580
LENGTHWISE Defined for Kids

lengthwise

adjective or adverb length·wise \ˈleŋth-ˌwīz\

Definition of LENGTHWISE for Kids

:  in the direction of the length <a lengthwise fold> <Fold the paper lengthwise.>

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