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Topic: MATHS

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: oblongus, from ob- 'toward' + longus 'long'

oblong

adjective
     
ob‧long
1 British EnglishCF an oblong shape has four straight sides at 90 degrees to each other, two of which are longer than the other two [= rectangular]:
an oblong table
2 American EnglishCF an oblong shape is much longer than it is wide:
an oblong leaf
oblong noun [countable]
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