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English definition of “-length”


suffix uk   /-leŋθ/ us  

-length suffix (DISTANCE)

long enough to reach the stated place: a knee-length skirt shoulder-length hairMeasurements of length and distanceMeasurements in general

-length suffix (TIME)

of the stated amount of time: a full-length movie (= one which has not been shortened)Measurements in general
(Definition of -length suffix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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