amplitude

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Middle French amplitude, from Latin amplitūdō, from amplus(large); synchronically, ample +‎ -itude.

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amplitude ‎(plural amplitudes)

  1. The measure of something's size, especially in terms of width or breadth; largeness, magnitude.
    • Fuller
      The cathedral of Lincoln [] is a magnificent structure, proportionable to the amplitude of the diocese.
    • Milton
      amplitude of mind
    • Macaulay
      amplitude of comprehension
  2. (mathematics) The maximum absolute value of the vertical component of a curve or function, especially one that is periodic.
  3. (physics) The maximum absolute value of some quantity that varies.
  4. (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.
  5. (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.
  6. (firearms) The horizontal line which measures the distance to which a projectile is thrown; the range.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin amplitūdō.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: am‧pli‧tu‧de

Noun[edit]

amplitude f ‎(plural amplitudes, diminutive amplitudetje n)

  1. (mathematics, physics) amplitude

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin amplitūdō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

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amplitude f ‎(plural amplitudes)

  1. (mathematics, physics) amplitude

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Latin amplitūdō.

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amplitude m ‎(definite singular amplituden, indefinite plural amplituder, definite plural amplitudene)

  1. (mathematics, physics) amplitude

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Latin amplitūdō.

Noun[edit]

amplitude m ‎(definite singular amplituden, indefinite plural amplitudar, definite plural amplitudane)

  1. (mathematics, physics) amplitude

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin amplitūdō.

Noun[edit]

amplitude f (plural amplitudes)

  1. amplitude; extent

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