Definition of longitudinal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌlɒŋɡɪˈtjuːdɪnl//
    , BrE//ˌlɒndʒɪˈtjuːdɪnl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌlɑːndʒəˈtuːdnl//
    , NAmE//ˌlɔːndʒəˈtuːdnl//
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  1. 1going downwards rather than across The plant's stem is marked with thin green longitudinal stripes.
  2. 2concerning the development of something over a period of time a longitudinal study of ageing
  3. 3connected with longitude the town’s longitudinal position
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