See also: Amplitude
amplitude (plural amplitudes)
- The measure of something's size, especially in terms of width or breadth; largeness, magnitude.
- The cathedral of Lincoln […] is a magnificent structure, proportionable to the amplitude of the diocese.
- amplitude of mind
- amplitude of comprehension
- (mathematics) The maximum absolute value of the vertical component of a curve or function, especially one that is periodic.
- (physics) The maximum absolute value of some quantity that varies.
- (astronomy) The arc of the horizon between the true east or west point and the center of the sun, or a star, at its rising or setting. At the rising, the amplitude is eastern or ortive: at the setting, it is western, occiduous, or occasive. It is also northern or southern, when north or south of the equator.
- (astronomy) The arc of the horizon between the true east or west point and the foot of the vertical circle passing through any star or object.
- (firearms) The horizontal line which measures the distance to which a projectile is thrown; the range.
maths: maximum absolute value
physics: maximum absolute value
- amplitude in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- amplitude in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- Hyphenation: am‧pli‧tu‧de
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amplitude f (plural amplitudes)
- “amplitude” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- “amplitude” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- “amplitude” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.