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Meaning of half-length

half-length

Pronunciation: (haf'lengkth", -length", -lenth", häf'-), [key]
— n.
  1. something that is only half a full length or height, esp. a portrait that shows only the upper half of the body, including the hands.
—adj.
  1. of half the complete length or height.
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