length


length
- tread contact length

Mechanics glossary. 2013.

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  • Length — is the long dimension of any object. The length of a thing is the distance between its ends, its linear extent as measured from end to end. This may be distinguished from height, which is vertical extent, and width or breadth, which are the… …   Wikipedia

  • Length — (l[e^]ngth), n. [OE. lengthe, AS. leng[eth], fr. lang, long, long; akin to D. lengte, Dan. l[ae]ngde, Sw. l[ a]ngd, Icel. lengd. See {Long}, a. ] 1. The longest, or longer, dimension of any object, in distinction from {breadth} or {width}; extent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Length — Length, v. t. To lengthen. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • length — noun (plural lengths) Etymology: Middle English lengthe, from Old English lengthu, from lang long Date: before 12th century 1. a. the longer or longest dimension of an object b. a measured distance or dimension < 10 feet in length > see metric… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • length — See: AT LENGTH, GO TO ANY LENGTH, KEEP AT A DISTANCE or KEEP AT ARM S LENGTH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • length — See: AT LENGTH, GO TO ANY LENGTH, KEEP AT A DISTANCE or KEEP AT ARM S LENGTH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • length of — see ..... length …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • length — См. durata …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • length — n. [A.S. lang, long] (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) Greatest dimension by a projection of the shell extremities onto the cardinal axis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Length contraction — Length contraction, according to Hendrik Lorentz, is the physical phenomenon of a decrease in length detected by an observer in objects that travel at any non zero velocity relative to that observer. This contraction (more formally called Lorentz …   Wikipedia

  • Length (disambiguation) — Length in its basic meaning is the long dimension of an object.Length may also refer to: *Length (phonetics), in phonetics **Vowel length **Geminate consonant *Arc length *Length of a module, in abstract algebra *Length of a polynomial *Vector… …   Wikipedia


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