the property of being of long spatial extent;
"one gene causes shortness and the other causes longness"
duration as an extension
- There was a long lag in forwarding mail to us.
- You can keep my book as long as you like.
- Fruit juices ferment if they are kept a long time.
- The beggar spun a long yarn about his misfortunes.
- How long will our food supplies hold out?
- It was a long trudge up the hill.
- shortness 短小