AskDefine | Define oblong

Dictionary Definition

oblong adj
1 of a leaf shape; having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides
2 deviating from a square or circle or sphere by being elongated in one direction n : a plane figure that deviates from a square or circle due to elongation

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English

Adjective

oblong
  1. Describing something that is longer than it is wide.
  2. Roughly rectangular or ellipsoidal.

Translations

longer than wide
  • French: oblong
roughly rectangular or ellipsoidal
  • French: oblong

Noun

oblong
  1. Something with an oblong shape.
  2. A rectangle having length greater than width.
with an oblong shape
  • French: oblong

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oblong in German: Oblong
The archetypical oblong shape is a circle cut in half and extended via straight lines between the previously-connected endpoints of the semicircles; the result is not an ellipse, but a different form of "stretched circle".

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