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1. Drawn out in a line, or in the direction of length; protracted; extended; as, a long line; opposed to short, and distinguished from broad or wide.

2. Drawn out or extended in time; continued through a considerable tine, or to a great length; as, a long series of events; a long debate; a long drama; a long history; a long book.

3. Slow in passing; causing weariness by length or duration; lingering; as, long hours of watching.

4. Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in time; far away. The we may us reserve both fresh and strong Against the tournament, which is not long. (Spenser)

5. Extended to any specified measure; of a specified length; as, a span long; a yard long; a mile long, that is, extended to the measure of a mile, etc.

6. Far-reaching; extensive. long views.

7. Prolonged, or relatively more prolonged, in utterance; said of vowels and syllables. See short, 13, and guide to Pronunciation, 22.

long is used as a prefix in a large number of compound adjectives which are mostly of obvious meaning; as, long-armed, long-beaked, long-haired, long-horned, long-necked, long-sleeved, long-tailed, long- worded, etc. In the long run, in the whole course of things taken together; in the ultimate result; eventually. Long clam, to hold stock for a rise in price, or to have a contract under which one can demand stock on or before a certain day at a stipulated price; opposed to short in such phrases as, to be short of stock, to sell short, etc. See short. To have a long head, to have a farseeing or sagacious mind.

Origin: as. Long, lang; akin to os, OFries, D, & g. Lang, Icel. Langr, Sw. Lang, dan. Lang, goth. Laggs, L.longus. Cf. Length, ling a fish, Linger, Lunge, Purloin.

1. To a great extent in apace; as, a long drawn out line.

2. To a great extent in time; during a long time. They that tarry long at the wine. (Prov. Xxiii. 30) When the trumpet soundeth long. (ex. Xix. 13)

3. at a point of duration far distant, either prior or posterior; as, not long before; not long after; long before the foundation of Rome; long after the Conquest.

4. Through the whole extent or duration. The bird of dawning singeth all night long. (Shak)

5. Through an extent of time, more or less; only in question; as, how long will you be gone?

Origin: as. Lance.


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Chromosome Differences

Long chromosomes brake apart accidentally and selected eventually during evolution.

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by josem
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:15 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Chromosome Differences
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Chromosome Differences

My mistake. I had been reading so much about this huge long strand of DNA I had to wonder when it breaks apart to form chromosomes. DUH, we get it broken apart in the first place:) But you have to admit it would be easy to think it is one long strand ...

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by Hannamerika
Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:38 pm
 
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Chromosome Differences

Don't at least a lot of writings talk about this super longgggggggggggg strand of DNA? Making people like me wonder how this long strand gets broken into 23 separate pieces?

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by Hannamerika
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:30 pm
 
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Re: Chromosome Differences

The DNA is never connected into a long single molecule in human cells. The DNA remains distributed into the 23 pairs of chromosomes (plus the mitochondrial chromosome), each single DNA molecules complexed with proteins. Each chromosome is ...

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by jonmoulton
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:06 pm
 
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Chromosome Differences

... that the chromosomes are different size and shape because they are made up of different genes, but what I cannot discover is when/how and why the long DNA strand breaks apart to form the chromosomes. Any help?

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by Hannamerika
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:04 am
 
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