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## Expression clarification needed

Good morning (it's morning in my country ) everybody,

Here's another tricky expression I'm having trouble with: a package measures less than 108 inches around. So what does it mean? The sum of a package's measurements (length, width, height) can't be greater than 108 inches or any of the measurements can't be greater than 108 inches?

2. ## Re: Expression clarification needed

Meaning of '108 inches around'? would have been a better title.

It's difficult to be sure what this means. My guess is that if you measured round the package, i.e. length + depth + length + depth, the measurement would be less than 108 inches.

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## Re: Expression clarification needed

Where did you encounter this expression? It doesn't sound natural.

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## Re: Expression clarification needed

It's from UPS classification of machineable/non-machineable packages.

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## Re: Expression clarification needed

Thank you, but I can't find it on the UPS website.

Can you provide a link? I'd like to read the sentence in its wider context.

Rover

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## Re: Expression clarification needed

Here's the full sentence.

Classify a package as irregular if it cannot be defined as machineable but still measures less than 108 inches around, or if it is contained in a roll or tube.

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Originally Posted by Anewguest
Here's the full sentence.

Classify a package as irregular if it cannot be defined as machineable but still measures less than 108 inches around, or if it is contained in a roll or tube.
I'd assume from that that it means 108 inches circumference measured at its widest.
Last edited by Raymott; 07-Sep-2012 at 15:47. Reason: typo'

8. ## Re: Expression clarification needed

Originally Posted by Raymott
I'd assume from that that it means 108 inches circumference measured at it's widest.
So would I. Well, "at its widest" without the apostrophe!

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## Re: Expression clarification needed

Thanks.

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