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    Lightbulb shapes???

    what is the difference between and oval and an oblong? if there is...


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    Re: shapes???

    I would have thought, not much, but I looked them up and apparently an oblong is any shape longer than it's wide, even a rectangle. Oval is from the word for "egg," so it means, well, an oval. Oblong just means "long."

    So today I learned something from usingenglish.com. I'm betting, though, that most people who say oblong mean oval, unless they're mathmaticians or botanists or something.

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    Re: shapes???

    Thanks!!!

    I love math a lot and I was an engineering student but we haven't learned much about oblongs and ovals, all I know is that they're shapes with no knowledge about their nuances. Thanks again!

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