Length Measures and Scales

  • Michel Marie Deza
  • Elena Deza


The term length has many meanings: distance, extent, linear measure, span, reach, end, limit, etc.; for example, the length of a train, a meeting, a book, a trip, a shirt, a vowel, a proof. The length of an object is the distance between its ends, its linear extent, while the height is the vertical extent, and width (or breadth) is the distance from one side to the other at right angles to the length. The depth is the distance downward, distance inward, deepness, vertical extent, drop.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Marie Deza
    • 1
  • Elena Deza
    • 2
  1. 1.École Normale SupérieureParisFrance
  2. 2.Moscow State Pedagogical UniversityMoscowRussia

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