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English definition of “length”

length

noun [C/U] (DISTANCE)   /leŋkθ, leŋθ/
the measurement of something from end to end or along its longest side, or a measurement of a particular part of something: [C] a length of rope [U] The boat is 20 feet in length. The length of a piece of writing, such as a book or story, is a measure of the material it contains: [U] The length of the poem was 30 lines.
(Definition of length noun (DISTANCE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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