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oblong


ob·long  (blông, -lng)
adj.
1. Deviating from a square, circular, or spherical form by being elongated in one direction.
2. Having the shape of or resembling a rectangle or an ellipse.
3. Botany Having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides: an oblong leaf.
n.
An object or figure, such as a rectangle, with an elongated shape.

[Middle English, from Latin oblongus : ob-, intensive pref. (sense uncertain); see ob- + longus, long; see del-1 in Indo-European roots.]


oblong  /bl/  n.adj. a figure or shape that is longer than it is wide: They bought an <adj.> oblong table for the classroom. oblong

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