Long
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Long is a term applied to an object that is of the same basic form as some standard object, but longer. The term long typically denotes a pattern (usually the second-smallest) in a family of patterns which are simple linear extensions of a base pattern. Prototypical examples include long snake, long canoe, long boat and long ship.
Not all families of arbitrarily extensible patterns use the term long; some families such as the barber pole family and lightweight spaceship family have alternate terms for extended patterns.
Examples
Specific names
Term | Pattern in family |
---|---|
long^{1}, long | 2nd-smallest |
long^{2}, long long, very long | 3rd-smallest |
long^{3}, very very long, extra long | 4th-smallest |
long^{4}, very^{3} long, extra extra long, remarkably long^{[1]} | 5th-smallest |
long^{5}, very^{4} long, terribly long^{[1]} | 6th-smallest |
long^{6}, very^{5} long, absurdly long^{[1]} | 7th-smallest |
long^{7}, very^{6} long, stupidly long^{[2]} | 8th-smallest |
long^{8}, very^{7} long, ridiculously long^{[3]} | 9th-smallest |
long^{9}, very^{8} long, ludicrously long^{[1]} | 10th-smallest |
... | ... |
long^{n}, very^{n-1} long, extra^{n-2} long | (n+1)th-smallest |
... | ... |
References
- ↑ ^{1.0} ^{1.1} ^{1.2} ^{1.3} "Re: Soup search results". ConwayLife.com forums (June 15, 2016). Retrieved on June 16, 2016.
- ↑ Billabob (August 18, 2015). "Re: Soup search results". Retrieved on October 22, 2015.
- ↑ Dave Greene (October 22, 2015). "Re: apgsearch v2.2". Retrieved on October 22, 2015.
External links
- Long at the Life Lexicon
- Long long at the Life Lexicon
- Long^3 at the Life Lexicon
- Long^4 at the Life Lexicon