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oblong

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adjective ob·long \ˈä-ˌblȯŋ\

Simple Definition of oblong

  • : longer in one direction than in the other direction

  • : having four straight sides that meet at right angles and having two opposite sides that are short and two opposite sides that are long

Full Definition of oblong

  1. :  deviating from a square, circular, or spherical form by elongation in one dimension <an oblong piece of paper> <an oblong melon>

oblong noun

Origin of oblong

Middle English, from Anglo-French oblonge, from Latin oblongus, from ob- toward + longus long — more at long


First Known Use: 15th century

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OBLONG Defined for Kids

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oblong

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adjective ob·long \ˈä-ˌblȯŋ\

Definition of oblong

  1. :  different from a square, circle, or sphere by being longer in one direction than the other <an oblong tablecloth> <an oblong melon>




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noun ob·long

Definition of oblong

  1. :  a figure or object that is larger in one direction than the other





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