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oblong

having an elongated, esp rectangular, shape
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Oblong

A right-angle plane figure with unequal pairs of sides; it can approach the dimensions of a square, on the one hand, or stretch out to express a band, on the other.
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Oblong Industries develops technologies that change the way people work, create and communicate.
With the increased interest being shown in retro-baked products sparked by baking shows on TV this new system is ideal for any of number of products as it allows bakers to a put a modern, single portion twist on traditional round and oblong cakes.
Oblong Openings: This particular opening is a rectangular opening that provides a higher open area percentage versus traditional square openings.
The interface developed by scientist John Underkoffler has been commercialized by the Los Angeles firm Oblong Industries as a way to sift through massive amounts of video and other data.
That grew out of a project by Underkoffler -- then a scientist at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- for "Minority Report," before he became chief scientist at startup Oblong.
So there's a whole collection of sunglasses that are going to look best on round faces, another collection that will look best on oblong faces, etc.," Allen says.
It is generally accepted that this is due in some part to the horseshoe and oblong shape of the hall that is envied by many, particularly in London which has yet to build a large concert hall with a decent acoustic.
Fruit characters included shape (ovate, oblong, round, elliptic), presence and absence of beak, fruit size, weight (small, 150-250 g; medium, 251-350 and large 351 and above), ripening time, shelflife (at room/ambient temperature), peel characters (colour, surface and adherence to pulp), pulp character (organoleptic analysis by a panel of judges for texture, colour, flavour, fiber and juice quality), stone shape (ovate, oblong, round, elliptic), stone weight, markings on stone (prominent, level, depressed), fiber on stone (scanty, much, abundant) and body (full, empty).
COURSE: Left-hand, oblong 1m 1f, with tight bends, steep undulations and an uphill straight.
WAYNE WHITE offers an oblong, oversized presentation of the works of one of the most interesting landscape painters in America, offering a rare look at his evolving career and his works in painting, printmaking and sculpture.
2 Instead of a traditional window box, if you have enough of a ledge on your windowsill, replace the oblong container with a regimented row of smaller matching pots filled with primulas or pansies to make a statement.
Although the round beet is the most common to grow, other shapes such as oval, flat and oblong are also available.