Definition of amplitude:
- An angle upon which the value of some function depends; - a term used more especially in connection with elliptic functions.
- Largeness, in a figurative sense; breadth; abundance; fullness.
- Of extent of capacity or intellectual powers.
- Of extent of means or resources.
- State of being ample; extent of surface or space; largeness of dimensions; size.
- 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.
- 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.
- The extent of a movement measured from the starting point or position of equilibrium; - applied especially to vibratory movements.
- The horizontal line which measures the distance to which a projectile is thrown; the range.
scope, centrifugal force, compass, bounty, bountifulness, calorific, realm, confines, bonding, ambit, balance, absorbance, attraction, bounteousness, sizableness, centripetal force, big, mass, air resistance, reach, premium, capillary action, sweep.
- degree (part of speech: noun)
- size (part of speech: noun)
- "The Lesser Bourgeoisie", Honore de Balzac.
She had changed her festal dress, with its amplitude of flounce and train, for a closely fitting half- antique habit whose scant outlines would have been trying to limbs less shapely, but which prettily accented the graceful curves and sweeping lines of this Greyport goddess.- "Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories", Bret Harte.
Before publication, in 1890, the whole had been very carefully revised; but the changes made were mostly in the details of battles, or else verbal in character, to develop discussions in amplitude or clearness.- "From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life", Captain A. T. Mahan.