longitudinal

Definitions

  • Longitudinal section of steam turbine
    Longitudinal section of steam turbine
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj longitudinal over an extended time "a longitudinal study of twins"
    • adj longitudinal running lengthwise "a thin longitudinal strip","longitudinal measurements of the hull"
    • adj longitudinal of or relating to lines of longitude "longitudinal reckoning by the navigator"
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Diagrammatic median longitudinal section of crayfish Diagrammatic median longitudinal section of crayfish

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Longitudinal A railway sleeper lying parallel with the rail.
    • Longitudinal Extending in length; in the direction of the length; running lengthwise, as distinguished from transverse; as, the longitudinal diameter of a body.
    • Longitudinal Of or pertaining to longitude or length; as, longitudinal distance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • longitudinal Of or pertaining to longitude or length; relating to or consisting in length: as, longitudinal distance.
    • longitudinal In the direction of the length; running lengthwise, as distinguished from transverse or across: as, the longitudinal diameter of a body.
    • longitudinal In botany, in the direction of growth.
    • longitudinal In zoology, extended in the long axis of the body, as any articulate animal; articulated.
    • n longitudinal In iron ship-building, one of the fore-and-aft members in the framing of a cellular double bottom, consisting of a plate, an inner angle-bar by which it is connected to the inner bottom, and an outer angle-bar by which it is connected to the outside plating. In warships, the plate and inner bar are usually continuous; in merchant vessels the plate and both bars are more frequently worked inter-costally between the frames. Also called longitudinal frame. See cuts under double bottom.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. longitudinal,

Usage

In literature:

The petals are marbled longitudinally with purple on a dusky ground.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
The ribs are longitudinal, forming oblong pits; stem hollow, much longer than the cap, white; spores elliptical.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
The outside of the hull was strengthened with vertical and longitudinal timber beams.
"Ancient and Modern Ships." by George C. V. Holmes
Hence the film is stable as regards longitudinal displacements.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
The interior is divided longitudinally by a wall into two corridors, and these again, by cross walls or partitions, into oblong rooms.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I." by John L. Stephens
At the focus of this beam a fine cambric needle without magnetism was placed so that the light passed it longitudinally.
"The Telephone" by A. E. Dolbear
Under side of the metatarsus with a narrow longitudinal bald streak.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
External openings of nostrils distinct from each other, longitudinal.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
Often jumps and spins on longitudinal axis.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
One longitudinal specimen for tensile test will be taken from each plate.
"The Development of Armor-piercing Shells" by Carlos de Zafra
There were no longitudinal dorsal stripes.
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacán, México" by William E. Duellman
Piers generally oblong; longitudinal direction north and south.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
The veins may be longitudinal, fan-shaped, or penniform.
"The Mechanism of Life" by Stéphane Leduc
The longitudinal grooves on the outside are very rugged and deep.
"Beautiful Shells of New Zealand" by E. G. B. Moss
That's why the bullet found in Mr. Stockbridge's brain was without longitudinal scorings.
"Whispering Wires" by Henry Leverage
Leaks seldom or never occur along the longitudinal seams, but the end shrinkage caused troublesome joint leaks.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
The brown bark is easily separable into thin layers, and the growth of the tree causes it to split into deep longitudinal fissures.
"Wayside and Woodland Trees" by Edward Step
The skin of the body was puckered into longitudinal folds.
"The Swiss Family Robinson" by Jean Rudolph Wyss
Which layer of muscle cells is thicker, the circular or the longitudinal?
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
The longitudinal extension of the bar under tension is not the only strain in the bar.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2" by Various
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In news:

How do I design a tank heat exchanger that uses steam in longitudinal finned tubes.
Florida community wired up as 'living laboratory' for longitudinal wellness study.
Evidence From a 4-Decade Longitudinal Study.
Design A 38-year prospective longitudinal study of a representative birth cohort.
Polygenic Risk, Rapid Childhood Growth, and the Development of ObesityEvidence From a 4-Decade Longitudinal Study.
Revision of D2105 - 01(2007)e1 Standard Test Method for Longitudinal Tensile Properties of.
New Specification for Simulating Profilograph Response to Longitudinal Profiles of Traveled Surfaces.
Longitudinal Effect of Intimate Partner Abuse on High-Risk Behavior Among Adolescents.
Objective To determine the longitudinal effect of abuse by an intimate partner on risk behavior among adolescents.
Brian Fitzgerald, Tom O'Kane, "A Longitudinal Study of Software Process Improvement," IEEE Software, vol 16, no.
A Longitudinal Study of Software Process Improvement IS - 3 SN - 0740-7459 SP37 EP45 EPD - 37-45 A1.
0This new recirculating spreader -feeder evenly distributes powder and bulk coatings onto food products as they pass between the unit's longitudinal discharge hopper and its lower collection hopper.
This new recirculating spreader -feeder evenly distributes powder and bulk coatings onto food products as they pass between the unit's longitudinal discharge hopper and its lower collection hopper.
Flexicon's recirculating spreader -feeder evenly distributes powder and bulk coatings into food products as they pass between the unit's longitudinal discharge hopper and its lower collection hopper.
Patented is a disposable pull-on wearing article with a longitudinal axis and a transverse axis.
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In science:

The sum of the two PMT signals (Qtot = Q1 + Q2) gives the energy of the event, while the difference will provide a measurement of a longitudinal position.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
The ratio of the RMS errors in R relative to the slope gives the longitudinal position resolutions.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
The results of the study of the longitudinal hadronic shower development are presented.
Hadron Energy Reconstruction for the ATLAS Barrel Prototype Combined Calorimeter in the Framework of the Non-parametrical Method
The results of the study of the longitudinal hadronic shower development are presented.
Hadron Energy Reconstruction for the ATLAS Barrel Prototype Combined Calorimeter in the Framework of the Non-parametrical Method
By fitting the parameters RL and Rside we get some information on the geometric radii in the longitudinal and transverse directions (respective to the thrust axis).
Modelling Bose-Einstein effect from asymmetric sources in Monte Carlo generators
All other HOMs, longitudinal and transverse, show a larger detuning.
Design of a 3 GHz Accelerator Structure for the CLIC Test Facility (CTF 3) Drive Beam
Notice that (11), (12) and (13) are in fact total longitudinal momentum P ′ just the naive T-duality relations, but they use α′ e instead of α′ , and relate a spatial compactification to a lightlike one.
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped
K D0-branes, and with N units of longitudinal momentum.
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped
N units of longitudinal momentum, and one unit of transverse momentum.
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped
It follows from the preceding discussion that a Wound Dp-brane extended along x1 , with N units of longitudinal (F-string) winding, is T1 -dual to a DLCQ IIA/B D(p − 1)-brane with N units of longitudinal momentum.
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped
The DLCQ IIA/B theories also include longitudinally wrapped Dp-branes, and these are clearly T1 -dual to D(p − 1)-branes in the Wound theory which are transverse to the Wound circle.
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped
This term represents the charge of an M5-brane wrapped in the longitudinal (X − ) direction.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
This term arises from a moving longitudinal M5-brane.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
These terms, like the appearance of longitudinal M5-branes, seem to be examples of new physical properties which are mysteriously added to the system in the matrix regularization process, making the regularized theory in many ways richer than the initial continuous membrane theory would suggest.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
This result suggests that processes involving longitudinal momentum transfer may be correctly described in Matrix theory.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
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