adjective \ˈä-ˌblŋ\

: 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

:  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

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb


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