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From Middle English bredthe, alteration (due to nouns ending in -th: length, strength, wrength, etc.) of brede ("breadth"; see bread). Equivalent to broad + -th. Cognate with Scots bredth (“breadth”), Saterland Frisian Bratte (“breadth”), West Frisian breedte (“breadth”), Dutch breedte (“breadth”), German Low German Breddte, Breddt (“breadth”), German Breite (“breadth”), Danish bredde (“breadth”), Norwegian Bokmål bredde (“breadth”), Swedish bredd (“breadth”).
breadth (countable and uncountable, plural breadths)
- The extent or measure of how broad or wide something is.
- The breadth of the corridor is 4.5 metres.
- A piece of fabric of standard width.
- Scope or range, especially of knowledge or skill.
- expand one's breadth of marketing
- (art) A style in painting in which details are strictly subordinated to the harmony of the whole composition.
- (graph theory) The length of the longest path between two vertices in a graph.
- (extent or measure of how broad something is): width
- (piece of fabric of standard width):
- (scope or range): extent, range, scope, size
- acre breadth
- bizygomatic breadth
- breadth of accommodation
- breadth-first search
- breadth-first traversal
- breadth-height index
- breadth index
- breadth indicator
- breadth of effect
- breadth of market
- breadth-of-market theory
- breadth of mind
- breadth of the market
- breadth of tone
- by a hair's breadth
- curve of constant breadth
- finger-breadth, fingerbreadth
- finger's breadth
- foot-breadth, footbreadth
- hair's breadth, hairsbreadth
- handbreadth, hand's breadth, handsbreadth
- index of breadth
- straw-breadth, straw's breadth
width — see width
piece of fabric of standard width
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