Longitudinal meaning

lŏnjĭ-to͝odn-əl, -tyo͝od-, lôn-
Of or in length.
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Running in the direction of the long axis of a body.
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Relating to length, or to longitude.
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Forward and/or backward, relative to some defined direction.
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(sciences and social sciences, of a study) Sampling data over time rather than merely once.
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Any longitudinal piece, as in shipbuilding etc.
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Placed or running lengthwise.

Longitudinal stripes.

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Running or placed lengthwise.
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Of longitude.
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Designating or of studies dealing with the development of an individual or group over a period of years.
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Origin of longitudinal

  • From Latin longitÅ«din-, oblique stem of longitÅ«dō (“length, longitude") (whence also longitude), and the suffix +"Ž -al.

    From Wiktionary