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English definition of “full-length”

full-length

adjective uk   /ˌfʊlˈleŋθ/ us  

full-length adjective (REACHING FLOOR)

describes a mirror, curtain, or piece of clothing that reaches the floor: Victoria wore a full-length evening gown to the ball.High, tall and deep

full-length adjective (USUAL LENGTH)

of the usual length and not made shorter: a full-length feature filmComplete and wholeVery and extreme

full-length

adverb uk   /ˌfʊlˈleŋθ/ us  
describes the way a person moves or lies so that their whole body is flat on the floor: He was lying full-length on the grass.RecliningNot holding the body upright
(Definition of full-length from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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