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 Dictionary entry overview: What does longitudinal mean? 

LONGITUDINAL (adjective)
  The adjective LONGITUDINAL has 3 senses:

1. of or relating to lines of longitude
2. running lengthwise
3. over an extended time

  Familiarity information: LONGITUDINAL used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

LONGITUDINAL (adjective)

Sense 1longitudinal [BACK TO TOP]


Of or relating to lines of longitude

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

longitudinal reckoning by the navigator


longitude (the angular distance between a point on any meridian and the prime meridian at Greenwich)

Sense 2longitudinal [BACK TO TOP]


Running lengthwise

Context examples:

a thin longitudinal strip / longitudinal measurements of the hull


lengthways; lengthwise (running or extending in the direction of the length of a thing)

Sense 3longitudinal [BACK TO TOP]


Over an extended time

Context example:

a longitudinal study of twins


long (primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified)

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