breadth

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English breedthe, bredethe, alteration (due to nouns ending in -th: length, strength, wrength, etc.) of Middle English brede ("breadth"; see bread), equivalent to broad +‎ -th. Cognate with Scots bredth (breadth), Dutch breedte (breadth), German Breite (breadth).

NounEdit

breadth (plural breadths)

  1. The extent or measure of how broad or wide something is.
  2. A piece of fabric of standard width.
  3. Scope or range, especially of knowledge or skill.
  4. (mathematics) (graph theory) the length of the longest path between two vertices on a graph

SynonymsEdit

  • (extent or measure of how broad something is): width
  • (piece of fabric of standard width):
  • (scope or range): extent, range, scope, size

Derived termsEdit

  • breadth-line
  • breadth of effect
  • breadth of market
  • breadth-of-market theory
  • breadth of mind
  • breadth of the market
  • breadth of tone
  • breadth-riders
  • breadthways
  • breadthwise

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Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 04:20