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lengthwise

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adverb length·wise \-ˌwīz\

Simple Definition of lengthwise

  • : in the direction of the long side of something

Full Definition of lengthwise

  1. :  in the direction of the length :  longitudinally

lengthwise adjective

Examples of lengthwise

  1. Split the fruit lengthwise and discard the seeds.

  2. a piece of paper folded lengthwise



Circa 1580

First Known Use of lengthwise

circa 1580


LENGTHWISE Defined for Kids

lengthwise

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adjective or adverb length·wise \ˈleŋth-ˌwīz\

Definition of lengthwise

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




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