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 (lĕngk′thē, lĕng′-, lĕn′-)
adj. length·i·er, length·i·est
1. Of considerable length, especially in time; extended: a lengthy convalescence.
2. Tediously long; drawn-out: a lengthy explanation.

length′i·ly adv.
length′i·ness n.
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Noun1.lengthiness - amount or degree or range to which something extends; "the wire has an extension of 50 feet"
longness - the property of being of long spatial extent; "one gene causes shortness and the other causes longness"
coextension - equality of extension or duration
2.lengthiness - the consequence of being lengthened in duration
length, duration - continuance in time; "the ceremony was of short duration"; "he complained about the length of time required"
fermata - (music) a prolongation of unspecified length on a note or chord or rest
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References in classic literature ?
It was commenced by the Stranger with some impatience at the lengthiness of my introductory process.
For, in truth, that quiet method of evolution, which she pursues undismayed to the end, requires a certain lengthiness; and the reader's reward will be in a secure sense that he has been in intercourse with no mere flighty remnants, but with typical forms, of character, firmly and fully conceived.
SBB site is usually inaccessible to endoscopists due to lengthiness and excess mobility.
There is also room for improvement with regards to the secrecy of the vote and the slowness and lengthiness of the voting procedure.
implications of the MLAT process and its typical lengthiness.").
Ryan Gilbey similarly considers the lengthiness of the film an aesthetic weakness in comparison with the original: "But all the things which made that crisp little picture so enjoyable--punchy editing, dramatic intensity, brevity--are absent from Scorsese's baggy, meandering remake" (47).
Therefore, fifty academic and financial industry experts were employed to suggest improvement on each item statement's lengthiness, formatting, and wording.
Tutelian did not disclose the exact length of the survey or how long it is estimated to take to answer, but said that lengthiness often poses a challenge in "such projects," as different sections could not be broken down into shorter surveys carried out at different times.
But the SJC disagreed, alluding to the lengthiness of the multi-phase assessment and remediation process set out under the Massachusetts Contingency Plan, the regulatory scheme for environmental cleanups under Chapter 21E.
However, the details of empirical results are not shown here due to the lengthiness but are available upon request.
Due to the lengthiness of this process, we provide this comparison only on a subset of nonsynthetic benchmarks and on a reduced set of constraints.