[lon-ji-tood-n-l, -tyood-] /ˌlɒn dʒɪˈtud n l, -ˈtyud-/
of or relating to or length:
extending in the direction of the length of a thing; running lengthwise:
a thin, longitudinal stripe.
Zoology. pertaining to or extending along the long axis of the body, or the direction from front to back, or head to tail.
pertaining to a research design or survey in which the same subjects are observed repeatedly over a period of time.
a member, as in the hull of a ship.
of or relating to longitude or length
placed or extended lengthways Compare transverse (sense 1)
(psychol) (of a study of behaviour) carried on over a protracted period of time
1706, from Latin longitudo (see longitude) + -al (1).
longitudinal lon·gi·tu·di·nal (lŏn’jĭ-tōōd’n-əl, -tyōōd’-)
Running in the direction of the long axis of the body or any of its parts.
- Longitudinal muscle
longitudinal muscle n. Either of the lingual muscles: inferior lingual and superficial lingual.
- Longitudinal parity
storage, communications An extra byte (or word) appended to a block of data in order to reveal corruption of the data. Bit n of this byte indicates whether there was an even or odd number of “1” bits in bit position n of the bytes in the block. The parity byte is computed by XORing […]
- Longitudinal raphe of tongue
longitudinal raphe of tongue n. See median groove of tongue.
- Longitudinal redundancy check
storage, communications (LRC, Block Redundancy Check) An error checking method that generates a longitudinal parity byte from a specified string or block of bytes on a longitudinal track. The longitudinal parity byte is created by placing individual bytes of a string in a two-dimensional array and performing a Vertical Redundancy Check vertically and horizontally on […]