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oblong

adjective ob·long \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

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OBLONG Defined for Kids

1oblong

adjective ob·long \ˈä-ˌblŋ\

Definition of OBLONG for Kids

:  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

Definition of OBLONG for Kids

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

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